Precautionary lane closure in I-40 West in Haywood County
The right lane of I-40 West is closed for less than one-half mile at mile marker 8, near the Cold Springs Creek Road exit in Haywood County. The closure is a precaution after some rocks fell on two occasions from the mountainside at that locationon Thursday. The initial rockslide was in the afternoon, and the second in the evening.
No rocks fell on the roadway, and a concrete barrier has been put up at the location as a precautionary measure. The closure is in place until at least Monday, June 2, at noon. The cause of the slides will be investigated before a decision is made to re-open the lane.
NCDOT reminds motorists to use extra caution when driving through the area.