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October 21, 2020

New Detour Opens in Dillsboro

A new detour for local traffic and passenger vehicles is opening around construction to replace a bridge on Haywood Road over Scott Creek in Jackson County.

Local traffic may now use Dillsboro Road and Old Home Town Road — which has been paved to connect at both ends — around the construction and back to Haywood Road with minimal delay.

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation recently completed building a new retaining wall along Dillsboro Road which allowed the new detour to open. Large vehicles and 18-wheel trucks must still use U.S. 441 and U.S. 23/74 as the detour until construction is complete.

This new detour is part of a new value engineering plan which accelerates construction time by at least two years and will allow Haywood Road to reopen with a new bridge in the spring.

Transportation officials remind motorists to drive aware and obey all posted signs.

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

Post source : NCDOT

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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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