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Flood Repair Closing N.C. 106 Overnight

A section of N.C. 106 west of Highlands will undergo repairs requiring an overnight closure from 7 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 30, until 9 a.m. on Monday. 

N.C. Department of Transportation crews will replace a culvert near Crystal Drive where flood water overflowed and damaged the structure. High water on N.C. 106 (Dillard Road) has created dangerous driving conditions at this location. 

The new culvert features a larger, 60-inch pipe, which will allow for more water to flow under the road and reduce the possibility of high water on the driving surface. 

Crews will close the highway at Turtle Pond Road on the west side of the project, and across from Tate Landscaping on the eastern side on Sunday. Residents on three local roads will have overnight access under a flagging operation.

A marked detour of nine miles from the western closure location to Highlands will direct eastbound traffic to Turtle Pond Road, then U.S. 64 East to Highlands — then back to N.C. 106 if necessary. Westbound traffic will use the same roads in reverse order. 

Transportation officials remind drivers to plan ahead and obey all posted signs.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.

Andy Rogers

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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