Monday, 31 March 2008 19:17
Governor Mike Easely’s office revealed plans today to open
the “421/Boone Subterraduct.”
Unbeknownst to High Country residents, DOT has
been working in secret for the past eight years constructing the engineering
marvel designed to direct heavy through traffic away from surface streets in
Boone. Some residents were reporting “tremors” in the area and officials deemed
it was time to reveal the clandestine road project.
Ultimately, the tunnel will stretch from a point
somewhere between the BREMCO office and the new shopping center at the
intersection of old and new 421 on the east side of town to a point somewhere
just below the 105 bypass/421 intersection on the west side of town. An exact
timetable has not been made public, but an anonymous source within the
department told Aisling Broadcasting “soon.” Officials were able to conceal the
project until now because the work began in the middle of the tunnel, deep
within the earth.