I-40 near Fines Creek to close overnight for resurfacing Monday

Traffic will be heavy on Allens Creek
Apr 19, 2013


RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will close one lane on Interstate 40 West between Exit 15 (Fines Creek) and Exit 20 (Jonathan Creek) in Haywood County overnight next week for a resurfacing project.

Weather permitting, the closure will be in place Monday, April 22, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning, and Tuesday, April 23, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.

Starting Sunday, April 28, the lane closure on I-40 West will be in place 24 hours a day between 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Friday. The work is expected to be completed by May 24.

The work is part of an $8.6 million project to resurface I-40 eastbound and westbound in Haywood County between Exit 15 and Exit 20. The project contract was awarded to Harrison Construction Company, a Division of APAC-Atlantic, of Knoxville, Tenn.

This project is part of the Harrison Construction Company work that will be handled through the Waynesville asphalt plant. Those in west Waynesville, especially in the Allens Creek area, will notice increased truck traffic and some elevated noise levels through the duration of the project.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

Todd J. Quigg, president of Harrison Construction Company, said in an earlier interview that work would be done around the clock from Sunday night through Thursday between now and July 4. At that point, the resurfacing will occur only during the nights.