A pair of improvement projects were slated to start Monday on U.S. 74 in Jackson County.
A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation plans to begin an improvement project on the bridge ramp for U.S. 74 East to U.S. 441. The contractor plans to close the lanes in order to begin the resurfacing project as part of a larger contract that improved several bridges on U.S. 74. Westbound traffic will not be impacted.
The marked detour will direct traffic to Hyatt Creek Road, exit 69, the left at the top of the ramp to Hyatt Creek Road for 1.85 miles before turning right onto U.S. 19 to Cherokee. This portion of the project is expected to take five to six weeks.
A separate project to resurface both directions of U.S. 74 between mile markers 78-81 will also begin on Monday and last about one month. Lane closures will likely be implemented in order to provide a smoother sand safer surface for drivers.
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