Jamie Smith 540-387-5250
July 25, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR I-81 AND I-581 IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND ROANOKE COUNTY
SALEM – Weather permitting, two projects will require lane closures on Interstate 81 and Interstate 581 over the next week.
I- 81 Bridge Work - Northbound
Northbound lane closures are scheduled for I-81 near mile marker 137 Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 for shoulder repairs and improvements to the bridge over Route 112 (Wildwood Road) in Roanoke County.
On Friday, July 25, one northbound lane of I-81 will be closed for a bridge deck overlay from 8 p.m. until noon the following day. The work will resume on Saturday, July 26, from 4 p.m. until Sunday, July 27, at 8 a.m.
I-581/Valley View Interchange Improvements
Lane closures will be in place on north and southbound I-581 in Roanoke beginning Monday, July 28, as the contractor constructs walking platforms along the bridge for crews to use during construction.
Two lanes of this three lane section of I-581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning. Northbound lane closures will be in place Monday, July 28, Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, Aug. 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31.
Additionally, southbound shoulder closures may be in place during daylight hours Monday through Friday for brush clearing.
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