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Work Continues This Week On Bridge Project In Mountains

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will perform various operations this week on the N.C. 105 bridge project over the Watauga River. In previous weeks, crews have successfully performed​ blasting and rock removal operations as work continues to replace the 69-year-old bridge.

This week’s schedule is as follows. Today (June 24), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., N.C. 105 and Broadstone Road will be in a one-lane pattern with flaggers as Blue Ridge Energy installs a new pole at the intersection. Tuesday (June 25) and Thursday (June 27), ​from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., crews from Wright Brothers Construction Company Inc. will perform blasting operations. Intermittent road closures will take place for no more than 30 minutes at a time as crews clear rocks and debris.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, crews will have intermittent road closures for no more than 30 minutes at a time for more debris removal followed by a full reopening of the road at 6 a.m. the following morning. NCDOT reminds drivers that motorists should expect to encounter intermittent lane closures and road closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Thursday. These closures will last no more than 15 minutes as crews remove rock adjacent to the roadway.