Two travel notes for this ASU graduation/Mother’s Day weekend.  First, the good news: Lane closures along the U.S. 321 widening project in Blowing Rock will be temporarily suspended from Friday morning through Monday at 8am, that due to for the Appalachian State University commencement ceremonies. Because of the large volume of motorists expected to travel through the area in the coming days, all lanes will remain open according to the DOT. During the lane closure suspension, crews from contractor Maymead, Inc. will still be working on the project, but that work won’t require traffic control and should not have major impacts on the traveling public.  
Then, Monday, May 12th—weather permitting—at 8 a.m., crews will begin sewer line work on U.S. 321 near Pinnacle Avenue in Blowing Rock. The work is expected to be completed by 10 a.m., with no service interruption or traffic impacts anticipated. The release says crews with Maymead will be installing new sewer lines and connecting them to existing lines.  Although no service interruption is expected, water and sewer customers along Pinnacle Avenue are asked to limit their use so that crews can complete the work as quickly as possible.