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I-26 East closing overnight for bridge work

A section of Interstate 26 East in Henderson County will be closed each of the next two nights with traffic diverting to roads with longer green lights.

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will close the section from Airport Road (Exit 40) to U.S. 25 Business (Exit 44) in order to set beams for a new bridge on I-26 over Cane Creek.

Starting around 8 p.m. drivers will be directed to Airport Road (N.C. 280 East) then Hendersonville Road (U.S. 25 South) before rejoining I-26. Traffic signals will remain green longer on this route to allow for movement of additional traffic. The interstate should open by 6 a.m. each of the following mornings. For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.