Interstate 40 closure North Carolina mountains planned for Thursday June 5,f 2014.
Part of Interstate 40 near the North Carolina and Tennessee boarder will be closed by NCDOT on Thursday June 5, 2014 for most of the day. There was a rock fall last week near I-40 mile marker 8 in Haywood County in North Carolina. The I-40 closure is needed so workers can remove boulders and rocks in order of preventing further rock slides from occurring. All lanes of I-40 will be closed until late Thursday night from exit 20 in NC to exit 451 in TN. Travelers should take I- 26 and I -81 on Thursday to avoid the I-40 closure in the Great Smoky Mountains area.