Press release from Haywood County TDA:
The I-40 West N.C. Welcome Center closed on Monday, Dec. 3. N.C. Dept. of Transportation plans a major construction project for the site, which includes both the building and grounds; projected reopening is July 31. The staff at the I-40 West will relocate to the Haywood County Visitors Center in Maggie Valley in the meantime, to continue servicing visitors to the state. The Welcome Center’s normal hours – 8 am-5 pm, daily – remain the same; as with all Welcome Centers, it will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
NC DOT plans to upgrade several aspects of the Welcome Center building, as necessary, such as roofing, replacing windows, doors and other interior improvements, to maintain a safe and inviting environment for everyone. It will be enhancing the landscape, adding attractive décor such as waterfalls at the entrance of the buildings. Additionally, it will improve the parking options by working on easier accessibility to the Welcome Center and enhancing the sidewalks. NCDOT will also conduct major work inside the Rest Area building, including new restrooms.
Stop in and say hello. They are eager to meet Haywood County businesses.