Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Oct. 25, 2013
UPDATED I-81 LANE CLOSURES FOR OCT. 27 to NOV. 1, 2013
Rockbridge County Truck Climbing Lane Project
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has added an additional northbound lane closure on October 30 for Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County as part of the Truck Climbing Lane project.
A northbound, left lane closure between mile markers 200 and 201.5 is in place for Wednesday, October 30, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., to complete drainage work.
Previously scheduled northbound right and center lanes closures remain in effect between mile markers 195 and 197 on Sunday, October 27, and Tuesday, October 29, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. both nights. These closures are for milling and paving work.
Related lane closures continue on Route 710 (Sterrett Road) Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Flagging crews will direct traffic. These closures are for bridge work at I-81 exit 200, but will not affect interstate motorists. 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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