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CONTACT:
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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA11-199

Oct. 5, 2011



EXPECT DELAYS ON I-81 SOUTHBOUND AT EXIT 195 FROM OCTOBER 8 TO OCTOBER 13

STAUNTON – There will be bridge deck work on the southbound Interstate 81 bridge over Route 11 at exit 195 in Rockbridge County.  This is in the Timber Ridge area and north of Lexington.

There will be single lane closures on the bridge beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 and lasting until 7 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13.  The lane closures will be 24-hours a day.

Additionally on Oct. 8 all I-81 southbound lanes will be closed on the bridge beginning at 10 p.m. for approximately five hours, to permit work zone set-up and traffic control. I-81 travelers will take a detour using the exit 195 off-ramp, cross Route 11 with the assistance of flagger traffic control and then immediately re-enter I-81 using the exit 195 on-ramp.  

Following this work zone setup procedure there will be single-lane closures on the bridge, 24 hours a day until the work is completed on or before Oct. 13.

During the bridge deck work with the single lane closure, tractor trailers will remain on I-81 and passenger vehicles will take a detour using the exit 195 off-ramp, cross Route 11 with the assistance of flagger traffic control and then immediately re-enter I-81 using the exit 195 on-ramp.

All work is weather permitting.  Motorists should expect delays in this area.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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