Wayah Street closing to through traffic June 20 to August 24 for round-a-bout contruction

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photo by Vickie Carpenter
NCDOT is closing Wayah Street beginning Thursday, June 20, until no later than Aug. 24, to complete a round-a-bout at the intersection of Wayah Street and Depot Street.
Photos by Vickie Carpenter

The North Carolina Deparment of Transportation has announced that Wayah Street will be closed beginning Thursday, June 20 to all through traffic from the intersection of Wells Grove Road and Depot Street to the intersection of Porter Street and U.S. 441 Business. The closure is necessary in order to construct the new round-a-bout at the intersection of Depot Street and Wells Grove Road. They anticipate re-opening Wayah Street to through traffic no later than Aug. 24, 2019. 

The detour routes for local traffic west bound will be Depot Street to East Main Street to U.S. 441 Business. The detour routes for local traffic east bound will be U.S. 441 Business then right on Depot Street.

Road closure barricades will be placed on Wayah Street at the intersection of Wells Grove Road and Depot Street and also at the intersection of U.S. 441 Business and Porter Street.

With the construction of the round-a-bout at the intersection of Wayah Street and Depot Street, residents needing access to the Veterans clinic are advised that the preferred entrance is at the intersection of Porter Street and Wayah Street.

The closure also affects the entrance to the Franklin Veterans Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The preferred entrance to the CBOC will be at US 441 Business and Porter Street and onto Wayah Street. Be advised there will be a number of barricades surrounding the entrance. For more information, contact Shahron James at shahron.james@va.gov or 828-298-7911 Ext. 4446 (Office), 919-928-3997 (Cell)

Drivers are encouraged to drive with caution and obey the posted speed limits. 

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