Shared by FRPO–Depression Under I-26 East Causes Detour by U.S. 25

Drivers to take four-mile detour to rejoin I-26

FLAT ROCK – A depression under Interstate 26 East near Exit 54 has both lanes closed at U.S. 25 south in Henderson County. N.C. Department of Transportation engineers are assessing the damage and will perform a video examination of utilities under the road. The lanes will reopen once repairs have been completed and inspected for safety.  Transportation officials have established a temporary four-mile detour for I-26 East traffic. Drivers are to take Exit 54 (U.S. 25 South) to Exit 7 (U.S. 176), cross the highway, then head back on U.S. 25 North to rejoin I-26.  As a reminder, state law prohibits commercial truck traffic on the curvy U.S. 176.  Transportation officials remind drivers to slow down and obey all posted signs.

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Name Change

As of July 1, 2021, the Isothermal RPO has changed names to the Foothills RPO.

The website is being updated and the address is also changing to http://www.foothillsrpo.org. The old address will continue to work for the next few months.

Staff emails are changing as well:

Karyl Fuller–kfuller@foothillsregion.org

Jerry Stensland–jstensland@foothillsregion.org

The old email addresses will also continue to work for the next little while. Other contact information remains the same.

Please send comments and questions to foothillsrpo@regionc.org.