New Railroad Crossing Construction to Impact Old Airport Road

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A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation is closing a section of Old Airport Road to through traffic through Wednesday, September 11.

A subcontractor working for Blue Ridge Southern Railroad will be installing a new crossing. The construction and associated paving in Fletcher should conclude Wednesday evening.

Starting Sept. 9 at 4 a.m., through traffic will be on detoured Cane Creek Road, Fanning Bridge Road and Hendersonville Road. Local traffic to neighborhood homes and businesses may access Old Airport Road from Hendersonville Road to within 100 yards of the railroad.

The two-year project to reduce congestion and increase safety along the road and at the intersection is expected to cost $9 million and conclude in the spring of 2021.

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