crews have traffic down to one lane in both directions for repairs
along I-40 near Asheville, NC.
North Carolina Department of Transportation is requiring westbound
commercial vehicles exceeding 12 feet in width to detour around
traffic was reduced to one lane from mile marker 20 to 15 westbound
and 13 to 20 eastbound in the Pigeon River gorge. Westbound vehicles
exceeding 12 feet in width are required to detour around the area.
Eastbound vehicles are not required to deviate from their route.
spokeswoman Beth Anne Atkins said rerouted rigs were advised to
take I-26 west to I-81.
will pour solid concrete median barriers, reshape the slope of curves
and lay new asphalt, Atkins said. The $7.1 million project is scheduled
to end in September 2004 with new pavement laid along the stretch.
Keith Goble, staff writer
Goble can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.