The ramp from U.S. 74 West to U.S. 19 South toward Lake Junaluska and Maggie Valley will be closed so geotechnical engineers can take core samples of the area for a future project.
Drivers heading west on U.S. 74 will be directed to take Exit 102A (Russ Avenue) and head north to the intersection with U.S. 19. Using this 3.5-mile detour at night minimizes commuter delays that could occur if the work were performed in the daytime. This operation is weather-dependent and may incur delays.
Transportation officials remind drivers to be aware and slow down in work zones.
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