Shared by IRPO–One Night Operations to Slow I-26 Traffic

Drivers encouraged to use Hendersonville Road late Monday night

ASHEVILLE – N.C. Department of Transportation crews will assist a utility company with a late-night operation on Interstate 26 on Monday night and Tuesday morning. 

Drivers are encouraged to use Hendersonville Road as the main alternate route between 9 p.m. on Monday and 6 a.m. on Tuesday while utility crews pull lines across all lanes of the interstate at several locations.

NCDOT will initiate three slow-rolling traffic control measures on Monday night. 

  • Starting about 9 p.m., drivers should anticipate a 20-minute delay between Brevard Road and U.S. 25 Business.
  • Starting about 1 a.m, drivers should anticipate a two-hour delay between Brevard Road and U.S. 25 Business. 
  • A third control measure may be needed after traffic is released from the two-hour maneuver. 

All operations will also impact westbound ramps from U.S. 25 Business, the westbound rest area, Airport Road, and eastbound ramps of Brevard Road and Long Shoals Road. Westbound traffic should use Hendersonville Road and I-40 West to return to I-26, and eastbound traffic should use I-40 to Hendersonville Road south to the interchange at U.S. 25 Business (Exit 44).  

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