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Bridge construction plans could cause interstate closure

Published On: Aug 12 2013 04:46:10 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 12 2013 04:18:22 PM CDT
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -

Traffic may be slowed overnight for the next month on Interstate 26 near Asheville, North Carolina.

News 5 has learned work has begun on the I-26 bridge over I-40 where the two highways intersect with I-240.  Crews say the work could close lanes and cause delays.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the $3.2 million in repairs will lengthen the life of the bridge.

The work is expected to last about a month, and will be done between 8 p.m. and 6 p.m.  The DOT says it may occasionally involve shutting down lanes on all three highways.