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NCDOT Adopts Updated Long-range 2040 Plan

Published Friday, August 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Aug. 17, 2012. The N.C. Board of Transportation adopted an updated long-range transportation plan to help guide the state’s future transportation investments. Called the 2040 Plan, the document provides a 30-year transportation blueprint for the state. Read more...
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AppalCART Adds New Buses and Routes, Gears Up for New Year; Still Waiting on Move to New Facility

Published Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm
Aug. 16, 2012. AppalCART bus service is preparing for a number of changes coinciding with the start of the new school year. The transportation authority is adding two more buses and altering routes. They also expect to move into a new $5.5 million transit facility within a few weeks of the start of the new semester. Read more...
BY GREG HINCE
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NCDOT Looking for Public Input on Future of Walking and Biking in North Carolina; Share Your Ideas

Published Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm
Aug. 2, 2012. The N.C. Department of Transportation is in the process of developing a new statewide pedestrian and bicycle plan – and it is seeking the public’s help to craft a vision for the future of walking and biking in North Carolina. Read more...
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19 Ticketed, 1 Driving While Impaired in Friday, July 13 ‘Booze It & Lose It’ Checkpoint on N.C. 105 in Foscoe

Published Monday, July 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm
July 16, 2012. On Friday, July 13, one of the four annual major Watauga County “Booze It & Lose It” checkpoints was set up on N.C. 105 in Foscoe. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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No Lane Closures on U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock During July 4 Week; Work to Resume on Monday, July 9

Published Friday, June 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm
June 29, 2012. Lane closures will not take place in the U.S. 321 widening project work zone through Blowing Rock during the week of July 2-6 due to the Independence Day holiday. Clearing crews will be in the work zone during this period, but no closures will be required. Read more...
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U.S. 321 Widening: In Addition to the $66M Price Tag, Almost $26M Being Paid Out for Right of Way

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm
June 18, 2012. Includes extensive list of DOT land purchases! The $66.4 million price tag on the widening of U.S. Highway 321 from Blackberry Road in Caldwell County to Shoppes on the Parkway in Blowing Rock does not tell the whole story of how much this project is really costing the NCDOT. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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NCDOT Awards Boone $45,000 Grant for Bicycle Plan; Bike Lanes Added on Newly Paved Highway 421

Published Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm
June 14, 2012. The Town of Boone will receive $45,000 from a North Carolina Department of Transportation grant to assist the local bicycle plan. The money will be put toward adding bike lanes on area roads. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Updates on Area Road Construction: Paving on 421; Bridge Work in Boone on 321; Widening in Blowing Rock

Published Friday, June 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm
June 8, 2012. It's the talk of Boone and Blowing Rock. Will this road construction ever end? Well, the short answer is: yes. Some projects sooner than later, but according to Doug Eller, NCDOT resident engineer, progress is moving right along. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Final Step in U.S. 421 Widening Project; Motorists Should Expect Delays During Work Over Memorial Day Weekend

Published Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:05 am
https://www.hcpress.com/?p=25722May 23, 2012. Motorists can expect slowdowns on U.S. 421 as NCDOT contractor Blythe Development puts down the final layer of pavement. This work is the final step in the widening of U.S. 421 from Hardin Street to N.C. 194 of downtown Boone that began in July 2009. The contractor will work over the entire Memorial Day weekend. The project is anticipated to be complete by mid-July. Read more...
Photo by Ken Ketchie
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No Lane Closures on U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock Over Memorial Day Weekend; Friday through Tuesday

Published Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:01 am
May 24, 2012. Lane closures will not take place in the U.S. 321 widening project work zone through Blowing Rock from 6 a.m. on Friday, May 25, to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Read more...
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NCDOT Awards $9.6 Million to Replace 15 Bridges in Watauga, Avery, Ashe, Caldwell and Wilkes Counties

Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:20 am
May 8, 2012. RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a $9.6 million design-build contract to replace two bridges each in Watauga and Ashe counties, four in Avery County, one in Caldwell County and six in Wilkes County. Read more...
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The Winter That Wasn’t: Significantly Less Snowfall, Higher Than Average Temperatures

Published Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:20 am
March 9, 2012. UPDATE: This winter Boone has only seen 13.7 inches of snow as of the first week of March with spring not far away. Additionally, road salt usage by the NCDOT has been down significantly and independent contractors have not been called in as frequently. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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NCDOT Awards $597,448 to Replace Meat Camp Creek Road Bridge in Watauga County

Published Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11:14 am
March 8, 2012. N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to replace the Meat Camp Road bridge over Meat Camp Creek in Meat Camp. Read more...
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