It looks like things are still on track to get I-40 back open by March. The rock slide mountain that closed the interstate near the NC/TN border back in October is being drilled with bolts to keep the mountain in place as much as possible. Eventually, more than 500 bolts will be in place.
You can find regular updates on progress on the mountain at http://www.ncdot.org/travel/i40_rockslide/.
I’m planning on being in the area in a couple of weeks. I’ll post more about that trip soon. I’ll also keep you updated on what I find with regard to how the slide is impacting area businesses.
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