Gorge Backup, NC/TN I-40W

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  1. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    I come through the gorge earlier. There's still one lane closed near the TN-NC line. Westbound was backed up 15 miles at least. It took me an extra hour 15 to get through it.

    I-26E was also backed up 8 miles for construction between mm 59 and 67

    Stay far away! :)
     
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    I went through the gorge about 3 weeks ago on a Sunday... no signs of an active construction zone then. Both westbound lanes were open. Must be something they just started...
     
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    I rarely run it anymore. Heading to or from the Greensboro/High Point area 81/77 is usually faster anyway.
     
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    I run it four times a week. Come thru WB about 6:30-7:00 pm and back thru EB about an hour later. It can get interesting. I get a chuckle out of the guys who are whiteknuckled going 30-35...and there are always at least one doing it with traffic backed up behind 'em.
     
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    They opened both lanes temporarily for the holiday traffic.
     
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    It was the same one lane at the rock slide. Just moved down the road a little.

    Probably a mad rush of weekend vacationers headed to Gatlinburg, TN. They go there for watching the leaves change color or something. Exciting weekend! Woohooo, look that one turned red!
     
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    Snicker! That one isn't even all that challenging. Bet they'd have fun on the road up Mt. Evans in CO! Lots of sheer drop-offs.
     
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