Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Sept. 28, 2012
RT. 11 BRIDGE REOPENED AT EXIT 175 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Right shoulder on I-81 NB will remain closed due to missing guardrail
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has reopened the Route 11 bridge over Interstate 81 at Exit 175 in Rockbridge County. The bridge was closed early this morning after a tractor-trailer crashed into it. VDOT has inspected the structure and determined that it is safe for traffic.
The exit ramps from I-81 onto Route 11 have also reopened. The right shoulder of northbound I-81 at the bridge will remain closed through the weekend because guardrail that protected that area was damaged in the crash and had to be removed.
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