NCDOT to Conduct Work on Haywood County I-40 Tunnels Beginning Mon, Oct. 29

Press release

from N.C. DOT

The N.C. Department of Transportation will perform work on two tunnels in the Pigeon River Gorge on Interstate 40 in Haywood County starting next week.

From Monday, Oct. 29 until Friday, Nov. 2, work will be performed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day on the tunnel located on I-40 West between Exit 7 (Harmon Den) and the Tennessee border. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane at the tunnel site. The work will involve completing a cleaning of the tunnel’s drainage system which began in September.

On Monday, Nov. 5, and Tuesday, Nov. 6, work will be performed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day on the tunnel located on I-40 East between Exit 7 and Exit 15 (Fines Creek). Traffic will be reduced to a single lane at the tunnel site. The work will involve evaluating options for removing mineral deposits which have collected in the tunnel’s drainage system.

All work on the tunnels will be performed by employees of NCDOT’s Haywood County Maintenance office.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.


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