Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 12, 2013
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT, DEC. 12, 2013
Rockbridge County Truck Climbing Lane Project
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled northbound lane closures in Rockbridge County on portions of the Interstate 81 truck climbing lane project.
Right and center lane closures are scheduled for tonight (December 12) between mile markers 199 and 201 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. These closures will be used to complete installation of temporary markers on this portion of the truck climbing lane.
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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