Shared by IRPO–Crews Repair I-26 Storm Damage

Occasional lane closures needed

MILLS RIVER – A massive storm closed both directions of Interstate 26 in Polk County on the night of May 18.

The basic cleanup from that storm is complete on I-26, and the next phase of repairs recently started. Those repairs will require occasional lane closures from mile markers 60-63 through July to restore the road and drainage.

Crews from Graham County Land Company will improve drainage beside the interstate by creating larger ditches and drainage channels. They will also repair the shoulder, install new guardrail, repave short sections of roadway and make additional improvements as needed.

Most lane closures will be limited to off-peak hours. However, some daytime closures will be necessary for large equipment to maneuver into position or work on the interstate roadway.

Transportation officials urge drivers to plan for delays in this area, obey all posted signs and drive slow through this active work zone.

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