Tunnel projects to delay work on I-40
The N.C. Department of Transportation will perform work on three tunnels in the Pigeon River Gorge on Interstate 40 in Haywood County during a two-week period starting Monday, Feb. 4.
• Traffic reduced to a single lane at the tunnel on I-40 West between Exit 7 (Harmon Den) and Tennessee, and traffic through the tunnel on I-40 East will be re-routed on Feb. 4.
• Traffic through the tunnel on I-40 East between Harmon Den and Tennessee will possibly be re-routed on Feb. 5.
• Traffic reduced to single lane at the tunnel on I-40 East between Harmon Den and Exit 15 (Fines Creek) Feb. 5-6.
N.C. DOT to resurface I-40, Newfound Road
North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded an $8.6 million contract to Harrison Construction Co. Division of APAC-Atlantic Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn. to resurface 5.7 miles of Interstate 40 in Haywood County between Exit 15 (Fines Creek) and Exit 20 (U.S. 276/Jonathan Creek). The contract also includes resurfacing 2.9 miles of Newfound Road from the Buncombe County line to south of Johnson Road in Haywood County. Work will start as early as April 15 and is scheduled for completion by Sept. 20.