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March 21, 2019

Drivers to Get a Grip on Merging Ramp

A small transportation project in Haywood County will help drivers get a grip.

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will close the U.S. 74 eastbound ramp to Interstate 40 West on Monday night. A crew of pavement experts will place a high-friction surface treatment on the road which will help motorists — especially larger vehicles — maintain a grip on the road.

Truesdell Corporation will close the ramp at 9 p.m. and re-open the ramp by 6 a.m. for three consecutive nights in order to complete the $85,850 project by May 18.

The ramp will remain open during daylight hours, and a detour will be established for overnight travel. The marked detour will instruct drivers to take the ramp to I-40 East and remain on the freeway to Exit 31. Drivers will then cross under the freeway and head west on I-40.

Transportation officials remind motorists to slow down, be aware and obey all posted signs to increase the level of safety for drivers and workers.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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