Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Aug. 25, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: SCHEDULED DETOUR AND EXTENDED LANE CLOSURE ON INTERSTATE 81 SUNDAY IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
SALEM, VA – Weather permitting and as work continues on this project, a 16-hour right lane extended lane closure will be in place on Interstate 81 southbound from mile marker 164 to 168 on Sunday, August 27, from 6 p.m. until the following morning at 10 a.m. for a concrete pour.
During the concrete pour, a detour will be in place each night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for all I-81 southbound lanes. Southbound lanes will be closed and traffic will be directed to follow the motorcycle detour routes already in place.
The motorcycle detour in place on I-81 southbound begins at exit 167. All traffic must exit I-81 northbound at exit 167 and follow the motorcycle detour on Route 11 northbound to re-enter I-81 southbound at exit 162.
Drivers should expect and are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible to alleviate congestion on I-81. This project is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
For the latest information on this closure, visit www.511Virginia.org or follow us on Twitter at @VaDOTSalem.
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