Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Sept. 6, 2013
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES FOR SEPTEMBER 9-10
Rockbridge County Truck Climbing Lane Project
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is scheduling a traffic pattern change and lane closures on September 9 and 10 concerning the Interstate 81 truck climbing lane project in Rockbridge County. These actions will be in the northbound lanes.
From mile marker 195 to mile marker 200, northbound, on September 9, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., crews will be working to install a traffic pattern switch. By 7 a.m. traffic will be using all three lanes for travel. Trucks are to use the two far right lanes.
From mile marker 195 to mile marker 197, northbound on September 9, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., there will be a right lane closure to complete pavement marking.
From mile marker 195 to mile marker 196, northbound on September 10, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., there will be a left lane closure to complete sign installation.
All work is weather permitting.
The I-81 truck climbing lane project valued at $74.2 million was awarded by Commonwealth Transportation Board on Feb. 5, 2009 to W. C. English Inc. of Lynchburg. The work zone is along the northbound lanes from mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, which is just north of Lexington. The project includes adding a third lane, allowing the two far right lanes for trucks with all three lanes open to non-tractor trailer vehicles. Also included in the project is bridge reconstruction at Route 716, Route 712 and Route 710, plus left and right shoulder work, guardrail work and drainage work.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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