Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
April 29, 2013
I-64 WORK AT AFTON MOUNTAIN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Traffic restrictions will resume Tuesday while unstable soil is removed from Afton Mountain slope
CULPEPER – The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project on Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain has been suspended today due to weather conditions. There will be no restrictions on traffic on I-64 between Charlottesville and Waynesboro today. The work is expected to resume on Tuesday. VDOT is removing an area of unstable soil from Afton Mountain above the highway at milepost 100.3 in Albemarle County.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, traffic on I-64 will be restricted in both directions for 30-45 minutes. The restrictions will continue through the day, ending between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The westbound right shoulder will be closed and work zone activity will begin at 7 a.m. each day. The work is expected to continue through Thursday, May 2.
The restrictions will affect traffic from Exit 107 (Route 250/Rockfish Gap Turnpike) at Crozet to Exit 96 (Route 624/S. Delphine Avenue) at Waynesboro. Drivers should expect significant congestion and delays; passenger vehicles are encouraged to use Route 250 as an alternate route. Message boards along I-64 will advise motorists of the closures and expected congestion in the area.
Motorists should check VDOT’s traffic information web site, www.511virginia.org, or call 511 for real-time information about traffic conditions and delays. Android and iPhone users can also download a free 511 app that provides real-time traffic information based on their location.
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