See List of Roads in Watauga, Avery Counties Receiving the $2-Million Asphalt Surface Treatments By October 1

Published Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm

By Jesse Wood

Map of four sections of roads to be improved. See PDF below for maps of all sections on the list.

Map of four sections of road to be improved. See PDF below for maps of all sections on the list.

April 25, 2013. Two weeks ago, the N.C. Department of Transportation announced Maymead Inc. of Mountain City, Tenn., was awarded a $2-million contract to apply asphalt surface treatments to 60.8 miles of secondary roads in Caldwell, Avery and Watauga counties.

32 sections of Watauga County roads stretching 27.5 miles are receiving the treatment, while 17 sections of Avery County roads stretching 15.5 miles will see improvements. (See which roads are being improved below.)

According to a prior release, the asphalt surface treatment is a “cost-effective pavement preservation technique on low-volume roads. The AST is constructed by spraying an asphalt mixture onto the pavement surface, then spreading chips of fine rock into the mixture. The chips are embedded into the surface by rubber-tired rollers, and the surface is then swept to remove excess chips. This treatment seals fine cracks in the underlying pavement surface, which reduces pavement deterioration by preventing water from intruding into the base and subgrade of the road. This improves wet weather traction, as well as safety.”

Check below to see if roads in your neck of the woods are on the list. Work can begin as early as April 29 and is to be completed by Oct. 1. 

Watauga County Roads Receiving Treatment

  • Elk Lane – .7 miles
  • Rhymer Branch Road – .91 miles
  • Wes Randell Road – .46 miles
  • Sampson Road – 1.32 miles (two sections)
  • Winkler’s Creek Road – 1.46 miles
  • Wonderland Drive – .91 miles (two sections)
  • Proffitt Road – 1.18 miles
  • Cobbs Creek Road – 1.37 miles
  • Old U.S. 421 – 5.82 miles
  • Old Blowing Rock Road – .48 miles
  • Jordan V Cook Road – .76 miles
  • Middle Fork Road – 1.01 miles
  • Lynn Hill Road – .55 miles (two sections)
  • Willowdale Road – .4 miles
  • Howard Edmisten Road – 1.41 miles
  • Andy Hicks Road – 1.07 miles
  • Old U.S. 421 – 1.97 miles
  • Aho Road – 1.94 miles
  • Thunder Mtn. Road – .44 miles
  • Brookhollow Road – .22 miles
  • Roby Greene Road – .78 miles
  • Archie Carroll Road – 1.1 miles (two sections)
  • Hardin Road – .64 miles
  • Brookshire Road – .27 miles
  • Wade Moretz Road – 2.4 miles

Avery County Roads Receiving Treatment

  • Cole Hollow Road – 1.1 miles
  • Tennant Road – 1.02 miles
  • Birchfield Creek Road – .6 miles
  • Ward Mountain Road – .13 miles
  • Turbyfill Road – 1.05 miles
  • Mill Timber Creek Road – .5 miles
  • Pritchard Road – .92 miles
  • Substation Road – .4 miles
  • Sweetwater Branch Road – .4 miles
  • Little Cow Camp Road – .3 miles
  • Big Horse Creek Road – .49 miles
  • Stamey Branch/Big Plumtree Creek Road – 4.21 miles (two sections)
  • Hanging Rock Road – 2.12 miles
  • Gooseneck Road – .39 miles
  • Sam Eller/Dark Ridge Road – .69 miles
  • Horse Bottom Road – 1.2 miles

To see maps of the sections to be improved, open this PDF: caldwell, watauga, avery.

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