The U.S. 221 widening project in Ashe County has been slowed down from recent bad weather.
The Ashe Post and Times reports that the 16-mile, $154 million project started in 2015, and likely won’t be finished until the end 2020.
According to the report, the project is broken down into 5 sections:
The 4.6 miles of Sections A and B are about 85 percent complete, and should be finished by November 2020, but both sections are over budget.
The 4-mile Section C is about 55 percent complete and should be finished by December of 2020.
The 4-mile section D should be complete this month with the only remaining work being to put up signs and repair items from the final inspection list.
Construction has not started on the 3.5-mile Section E, but things are expected to start rolling in September.