County road 1, one of the most heavily-traveled roads maintained by the county, linking Allgood and Cleveland, was closed after the morning traffic period Monday. It will remain closed for as long as several months, according to county engineer Winston Sitton, for reconstruction work necessary to remedy an underlying sinkhole and slide zone that has created maintenance problems for several years.
A section of road totaling about a half-mile in length has been closed completely to traffic at about the midway point between Allgoood and the county road 1/county road 33 intersection. On the Cleveland side, the road is barricaded just south of Tim King Road. On the Allgood side, it is barricaded just north of Treatment Plant Road.
Once repairs and repaving of the barricaded section are complete, the entire segment of the road from Allgood to its junction with county road 33 will be repaved, with the entire project to be completed this year. When the repaving of the entire segment begins, the road will be closed one lane at a time, permitting traffic to move the entire length of the road from Cleveland to Allgood, with delays only as necessary to accommodate a single lane of traffic along the stretch being repaved.