By David Rogers. August 17, 2017. BLOWING ROCK, NC — For the most part, residents and visitors alike have been pretty patient, knowing that the current small delays to their travel on U.S. 321/Valley Blvd. will soon be over as construction crews lay down the final, finishing layer of asphalt and then striping.
COVER IMAGE: A free and clear Valley Blvd. is almost within sight! All photographic images by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News
“By Friday or Saturday of next week,” one contractor official told Blowing Rock News on Thursday, “it should all pretty much done as long as it doesn’t rain much anymore. It has rained every day since we started this final phase and you need it to be dry when paving.”
The weather forecast for the next 10 days can only be described as “iffy” as to whether (pun intended) Mother Nature will cooperate. Thursday morning is clear, but rain and potential thunderstorms are expected to return by about 2:0o pm Thursday afternoon, with a 50% chance of rain throughout the day on Friday, according to Weather Underground. Saturday, Sunday and Monday are mostly clear, but periodic showers are expected to persist through most of next week.