I-40 delays possible next week
RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will perform work on three tunnels in the Pigeon River Gorge on Interstate 40 in Haywood County over a two-week period starting Monday, Feb. 4.
The work will involve special inspections to the lighting systems of the tunnels. The inspections should take approximately three days to complete, but due to the possibility of adverse weather, NCDOT has allotted two weeks for the work. All work is scheduled to be completed Feb. 15, weather permitting.
The tunnel work and lane closures will take place in the following order:
- Traffic reduced to a single lane at the tunnel on I-40 West between Exit 7 (Harmon Den) and the Tennessee border.
- Tunnel on I-40 East between Exit 7 (Harmon Den) and the Tennessee border will be closed and ...