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Heidi Underwood 540-387-5493
Heidi.Underwood@vdot.virginia.gov

SAL-37979

Jan. 7, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT: DRILLING WILL CAUSE LANE CLOSURES ON ROUTE 221 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Beginning Sunday, Jan. 18, the northbound lane of Route 221 (Bent Mountain Road) will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. near Cotton Hill Road in Roanoke County.  Weather permitting, the lane closure will be in place during nighttime hours Sunday through Thursday.  Work is expected to be completed by Friday, Feb. 6. 

Crews will be taking rock and soil samples for the development of plans for the proposed widening of Route 221.  Motorists should expect delays in this area and watch for signs and flaggers directing traffic during nighttime hours.  

For the latest traffic information, dial 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.

 

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