Portion of Deerfield Road in Watauga County Road To Close This Week

Published Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:20 am

A drainage improvement project is set to begin this week in Watauga County.

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a portion of Deerfield Road on the morning of April 25 to improve water flow under a short stretch of the road. The construction — removing a 36-inch pipe then installing a 48-inch pipe — is expected to last five days with the road re-opening on the evening of April 29, weather permitting.

A detour around the project will take motorists onto Bamboo Road, Wilson Ridge Road, and Deerfield Road for the week while crews work on the culvert.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.

New transportation projects in the state’s current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using a data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory’s leadership.

For real-time travel information, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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