On-Time Traffic Update

Updated: Friday, May 22 2015, 07:38 AM EDT
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DOT Projects:

3/18/15- US 25-70 in Madison County will be closed for four hours Wednesday, where it crosses the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks in the town of Hot Springs. This is for track reconstruction work. The closure is to last from 9 am to 1 pm. DOT is advising motorists coming from Asheville or most of Madison County to detour around the site by turning onto N.C. 208 in the small crossroads of Hurricane, following N.C. 208 until it turns into TN 70 at the Tennessee state line, then taking TN 107 west back to U.S. 25-70 near Del Rio, Tennessee. For more from the DOT on this project, click here.

3/16/15 - Beginning March 16th through March 20th, the DOT says rolling road blocks and traffic stoppage will occur on I-40 in Haywood County between the Tennesee line and Fines Creek Road. This will happen between 30 minutes after sunrise and 10 am, weather permitting.  Traffic will be stopped for up to 30 minutes at a time in each direction during these hours, in order to safely remove timber from the slope. Motorists are encouraged to adjust travel plans and avoid this area if possible during this time frame. 

3/04/15 - Old Linville Road in McDowell County is closed near North Cove School Road, through May 8th 2015. This is for bridge replacement. Officials say Old Linville Road from 4359 up, should be accessed from the northern end of Old Linville Road. DOT lists the detour as  Old Linville Road to North Cove School Road to US 221N to Old Linville Road.

3/03/15- The Westbound entrance ramp will be closed on I-40 at Exit 7 (Harmon Den Rd.) starting March 3rd 2015 at 8am and remain closed until October 31st 2015. This is a slope stabilization project. There is a speed limit reduction to 45 mph for all traffic between MM-6 and MM-9. Motorists can expect night time lane closures and shoulder closures. 

2/09/15 - Rolands Chapel Road in McDowell County will close starting Feb 9, 2015 at 8am and remain closed until Apr 2, 2015 at 2:30pm. This is a bridge replacement project. Follow signed detour from Rolands Chapel Road to US-70 to Memorial Park Road back to Rolands Chapel Road.

1/12/15- Old Hendersonville Road in Transylvania County is closed with a detour for bridge replacement at Bridge #195 over Lyday Creek. The marked detour route will follow Old Hendersonville Road to Crab Creek Road to US 64 to Enon Road back to Old Hendersonville Road. The road is set to reopen May 11th, 2015.

12/01/14- In Polk County, the D.O.T. has closed Warrior Drive at Bridge #126, over a tributary of the North Pacolet River. It's closed for removal of the bridge and replacing it with a concrete culvert.  The detour route will follow Howard Gap Road to Harmon Field Road to US-176, back to Warrior Drive. The road is expected to reopen in May 2015.

11/11/14- The Craven Street improvement project is underway in West Asheville. The storm water culvert section of the project underway since mid-July, is complete and crews will shift to the realignment of Craven Street, Emma Road and Hazel Mill Road. Work along this section is anticipated to take through the spring of 2015. Watch for heavy construction equipment in the area.


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