Are you one of the folks who have had to drive the long way around Sylva to get to our center? We are happy to report that the road construction to replace the bridge on Business US 23 between Dillsboro and Sylva is now complete. Haywood Road is now open to traffic, and our standard driving directions are back in effect.
For those who might be interested, the NC Department of Transportation said that it would take nine months to replace the old bridge, built in 1938. The road closed on July 7, and reopened on April 9 – almost exactly nine months. The process was pretty painless, and the traffic disruptions were minimal. Pretty good planning, we’d say!
Hope to see you soon!