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NC 191 bridge work creates one-lane passage over French Broad

Motorists traveling on the bridge over the French Broad River overflow channel on N.C. 191 in Henderson County can expect possible congestion and delays during bridge repair work through Wednesday morning, the NCDOT said.

The bridge will be down to one lane to allow crews to safely do girder and concrete repairs on the 60-year-old bridge. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time for traveling through the area or to seek alternate routes. There will not be a detour in place. Instead, automated traffic signals at each end of the bridge will allow traffic to alternate directions crossing the bridge.

The lane closure should wrap up by 6 a.m. the following Wednesday. If work progresses as planned, a similar closure and traffic restriction can be expected the following three weekends, weather permitting. Drivers are urged to slow down, use caution and pay extra attention when traveling through the work zone.For real-time travel information, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of or follow NCDOT on Twitter.