BOONE — Poplar Grove Road will be closed from Water Street to the Poplar Grove Connector from July 9 to July 30. The portion of the road will be closed 24 hours a day, with no traffic allowed to pass through. Signage will direct drivers to King Street.
The project is being completed by J.W. Hampton Company. According to Assistant Project Manager Kevin Harward, the purpose of the road closure is to change the elevation of the road in order to prepare for the building of the new Rivers Walk apartment complex.
The closure began at 9 a.m. on July 9 and the company hopes to complete the project and reopen the portion of the road within three weeks.