NCDOT to work on tunnel drainage

North Carolina 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 on the tunnel located on I-40 West between Exit 7 (Harmon Den) and the Tennessee border. On Monday, Nov. 5, and Tuesday, Nov. 6, work will be performed on the tunnel located on I-40 East between Exit 7 and Exit 15 (Fines Creek). 

The hours of work will be 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Each day, traffic will be reduced to a single lane at the tunnel site. The work will involve completing a clean of the tunnels’ drainage systems.

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