The North Carolina Department of Transportation says a contractor anticipates closing Interstate 40 west from mile marker 20 to mile marker 15 for up to five days starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.

The work will not impact eastbound motorists from Tennessee.

This emergency work on a bridge over Jonathan Creek and White Oak Road is needed due to recent deterioration of the concrete surface.

Westbound drivers desiring to reach points on Interstate 40, west of the closure should take I-40 to Exit 53B (I-240 West) go five miles to Exit 4A (I-26 West) and follow that for 74 miles, crossing into Tennessee. They should then take Exit 8A for I-81 South and continue 57 miles to re-access I-40 near Dandridge.