Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
April 18, 2014
I-81 CLOSURE IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 25
Total Road Closure Changed to Nighttime Work
STAUNTON – The full road closure previously scheduled on the Interstate 81 truck climbing lane project in Rockbridge County is being rescheduled.
All northbound lanes of I-81 will be closed for nighttime bridge work at mile marker 199 to 201 on Friday, April 25, from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday. All northbound traffic will be detoured off the interstate at the off-ramp of exit 200 (Fairfield area) and back onto I-81 via the on-ramp at exit 200.
Also scheduled are right and center lane closures between mile markers 195 and 201 northbound on Monday, April 21 through the morning of Friday, April 25. These nightly closures run from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
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.
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