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NCDOT to Temporarily Close One Lane of I-40 Eastbound Tunnel in Haywood County

SHELBY-On Wednesday, Oct. 8, theN.C. Department of Transportationwill temporarily close one lane ofthe Interstate 40 Eastbound tunnel between Exit 7 and Exit 15 in Haywood County.

The lane closure will be in place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow contractors to access the tunnel before placing bids for an upcoming rehabilitation project.

The rehabilitation project will include updating the lighting system with energy efficient LED technology, as well as repairing tunnel walls.

Traffic control devices will be in place to alert motorists of the lane closure.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on 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.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM