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May 19, 2010
DELAY FOR I-64 WESTBOUND LANE CLOSURE ON AFTON MOUNTAIN
STAUNTON – A lane closure on Interstate 64 westbound on Afton Mountain has been delayed today for a few hours due to fog. The Virginia Department of Transportation will begin setting up the lane closure at 10 a.m. and should have all markers in place by 11 a.m. Originally the lane set up was scheduled for 8 a.m. today.
Motorists should expect delays on the Interstate 64 westbound lanes between exit 99 and exit 96 due to Virginia State Police crash reconstruction activities. This work is a follow-up to the May 12 multi-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at mile marker 98.4.
Single lane traffic will begin at exit 99 with drivers using the right lane, transitioning to the right shoulder in the vicinity of mile marker 98.4. Once past this area traffic will transition back to two lanes. It is anticipated all lanes will reopen around mid-afternoon, but this is subject to change based on the Virginia State Police work.
Exit 99 is located at the top of Afton Mountain at Route 250 and exit 96 is located at Route 624 in the Waynesboro and Lyndhurst area of Augusta County.
All work is weather permitting. Variable message board signs will be set up in the area alerting motorists of this work.
Motorists should use extreme caution when traveling through this area.
Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.
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