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November 19, 2019

Bridge Repair Underway

A five-mile stretch of I-40 westbound — from mile marker 20 to mile marker 15 — will be closed for up to five days as crews make emergency bridge repairs over Jonathan Creek and White Oak Road.  Drivers wanting to reach points on I-40 west of the closure should take I-40 to Exit 53B (I-240 W...
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I-40 West Closing Monday Night Going Into Gorge

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation anticipates closing Interstate 40 west from mile marker 20 to mile marker 15 for up to five days starting at 6 p.m. Monday.  This emergency work on a bridge over Jonathan Creek and White Oak Road is needed due to recent rapid deterioration of the co...
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Avery McGaha Wins SCC’s Veterans Club Essay Contest

Avery McGaha, a Macon Early College student, recently won first place in Southwestern Community College’s Veterans Club Essay Contest.  In “What Veterans Day Means to Me,” McGaha credits her respect for all veterans to her great grandfather, who served in the U.S. Army for more than 30 years, and her gr...
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Emergency Repair Contract Awarded With Work To Begin

SYLVA – N.C. Department of Transportation officials have awarded an emergency repair contract to Buckeye Bridge to repair a bridge on Interstate 40 in Haywood County that will require the westbound lanes to be closed for up to five days this month.  NCDOT Division 14 officials and the contractor, based...
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Over 30 million Americans have diabetes, a disease with complications that include vision loss, kidney disease, and heart attack.  November is recognized as National Diabetes Awareness Month by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).  The ADA hopes to share a message of diabetes prevention as well as m...
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Don’t Forget To Set Your Clock Back This Weekend!

Daylight Saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, and that can present some challenges for drivers as it gets darker sooner. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s highest priority is safety, so in addition to turning clocks back one hour on Sunday, it is also a good time to:  Make sure all your ....
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