HENDERSONVILLE – A section of Interstate 26 in Henderson County will close with traffic diverting to roads with longer green lights for three straight nights starting tonight.
I-26 West will close from U.S. 64 (Exit 49) to U.S. 25 Business (Exit 44) each of the next three nights. The closure allows a contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation to safely improve asphalt conditions, shift barrier and prepare for an upcoming traffic shift.
Westbound traffic will be diverted to U.S. 64 West then U.S. 25 North (Asheville Highway) and back to I-26. The Integrated Corridor Management System will hold green lights longer to accommodate the additional traffic.
All operations will start no earlier than 8 p.m. and the interstate will reopen by 6 a.m. each morning. Start times may be delayed due to high traffic volume.
Transportation officials remind drivers to slow down, obey all posted signs and remain alert while driving in work zones.