Paving Update

** US129 PAVING UPDATE 5/17/24**

Final Layer Paving Started May 16. Paving crews are done for this week, but they paved from Tabcat bridge to guardrail today, so about 5 miles/day. Only doing one lane at a time though, so it’ll be a real wakeup call to any lane crossers in the interim. They should be finished up fairly quickly, maybe even end of next week if the weather cooperates. (updated provided by


Just ran across this news item from the Washington (N.C.) Daily News dated Thursday July 6, 1939:

“There isn’t a grander, more beautiful drive in North Carolina than that from Topton through Robbinsville, along the edge of Lake Santeetlah, across Deal’s Gap and into Tennessee.”