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Section of I-26 West Closing for Four Straight Night

​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.


4/18/2022 3:30 PM