HENDERSONVILLE – A section of Interstate 26 West in Henderson County will be closed each of the next four nights with traffic diverting to roads with longer green lights.
A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will close the section from U.S. 64 Road (Exit 49) to U.S. 25 Business (Exit 44) starting tonight to prepare for a scheduled traffic shift on Thursday night. Crews will be moving safety barriers, patching potholes and striping lanes during overnight operations as part of the I-26 widening project.
Starting no earlier 8 p.m. each night, drivers will be directed to U.S. 64 West (Exit 49B) then to Asheville Highway (U.S. 25 North) before rejoining I-26.
Traffic signals will remain green longer on this route to allow for movement of additional traffic. The interstate should open by 6 a.m. each of the following mornings.