Two-week upgrade of Old Clyde Road starts Sunday

Oct 12, 2016
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ASHEVILLE — The next step in a project preparing for the future in Waynesville is slated to start Sunday.

The N.C. Department of Transportation will be closing Old Clyde Road from Oct. 16 through Oct. 30 as part of a larger project to accommodate heavier traffic volumes and improve movement along N.C. 209 and the Smoky Park Highway.

NHM Construction of Asheville will be performing the roadway and structure work in the next part of this $18.9 million contract. Paragon Parkway, Access Road and both ramps at Exit 104 on Smoky Park Highway have been realigned, a new railroad bridge has been built over N.C. 209, and high-mount lighting has been added on Smoky Park Highway.

A marked detour of less than three miles will take motorists around the construction site by directing them to take Paragon Parkway and Jones Cove Road.

Projects like this are underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory’s 25-year Vision for Transportation in North Carolina to improve travel safety and connect residents to jobs, education, health care and recreation opportunities.

The improvements in Waynesville provide safer routes for local commutes and better routes to Lake Junaluska, the Cataloochee Ski Area and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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