Total closures of the Manson Highway for the Rocky Point scaling project began yesterday, and according to Project Engineer Bob Romine, (RO-mine) crews are on track so far.
That means a bed of a foot and a half to two feet of sand is being laid on the roadway to protect it from the heavy equipment and falling rock. According to the Department of Transportation’s Jeff Adamson, that will necessitate one lane flagger controlled traffic, even when work wraps up for the day at 4:30 and on weekends.
A detour has been put in place using Boyd and Winesap Roads, however, the road is unsuitable for busses and large trucks. They are encouraged to use the 30 minute planned openings of the Manson Highway that will take place at 10AM, Noon and at 2PM.