Interstate 26 Pinnacle Road Bridge Repair

Unicoi County


All dates are tentative and subject to change.

Date Traffic Control Construction
April 2021 install work zone signs
May 2021

begin interstate lane closures

shift interstate traffic (late May)

inside shoulder

cable barrier rail

June 2021
shift interstate traffic (late June)

outside shoulder


concrete repair

July 2021  


concrete repair

August 2021

end interstate lane closures*

remove work zone signs



pavement markings

*Work is expected to continue throughout the month of August. Temporary interstate lane closures will be utilized as crews complete the remaining work.


Due to the nature of the work, I-26 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for much of the project. This will allow crews to safely move equipment through the work zone and complete the necessary repairs. All lane closures will be posted along the route. Motorists should be aware of changing road conditions, as well as traffic entering/exiting the work zone at Exit 34 (Tinker Road), when traveling through the project area.

Pinnacle Road (underneath the interstate) will remain open; however, motorists should use caution when traveling under the bridge.