Times-News: Closures planned for parts of I-26 in North Carolina

From the Times-News:

Three sections of Interstate 26 in North Carolina will be closed three different nights this week, transportation officials said.

Traffic will detoured off the interstate and onto local routes with longer green lights, the N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release. No sections will close before 8 p.m., and all sections of I-26 will reopen by 6 a.m. the following day.

This closures stem from construction designed to widen I-26 from U.S. 64 in Henderson County to Brevard Road in Buncombe County.

The first closure was on Tuesday, with I-26 West closed from U.S. 25 Business at Exit 44 in Fletcher to Long Shoals Road at Exit 37 in Asheville.

On Wednesday night, I-26 East will close from Brevard Road at Exit 33 to U.S. 25 Business at Exit 44. Crews will be shifting traffic and connecting lanes between two projects just south of Brevard Road.

On Friday night: I-40 East will close from Airport Road at Exit 40 to U.S. 25 Business. Crews will finalize an overnight traffic shift. On Saturday morning, drivers in this section will be driving on old westbound lanes.

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