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Overnight Lane Closures Start Sunday on I-26 at Exit 49 in Henderson County

RALEIGH -The N.C. Department of Transportation will have overnight lane closures in place on both directions of Interstate 26 at Exit 49 (Hendersonville/Bat Cave/U.S. 64) in Henderson County beginning Sunday, Aug. 25, until the morning of Friday, Sept. 6, for bridge work., weather permitting.

During the work, one lane will be closed in both directions between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., Sunday nights through Thursday nights.

The work is part of a $1.8 million project to clean and paint 10 bridges, including six in Henderson County, three in Polk County and one in Haywood County. Some structural repairs will be performed along with the painting. Project contractor is Astron General Contracting of Jacksonville.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

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2/19/2018 7:50 AM