Shared by IRPO–Crews Creating Temporary Road Near Lake Lure

NCDOT connecting communities separated by slide

RUTHERFORDTON – Crews from the N.C. Department of Transportation will build a temporary gravel road to serve residents, visitors and businesses using Buffalo Creek Road near Rumbling Bald Resort. The temporary repairs will re-connect the road damaged by a landslide in January.

Employees from the NCDOT’s Rutherford County Maintenance Unit will begin the construction Monday, July 15. It is expected to take approximately two weeks. Crews will grade the roadway and put stone down to re-open it. The temporary repairs will cost approximately $80,000. NCDOT engineers are exploring long-term solutions, which include options that are the most fiscally responsible while minimizing the impact to the community as much as possible. Plans will be shared with the community upon completion, which is expected later this year.

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