Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
April 2, 2014
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES POSTPONED TO APRIL 14-19
Rockbridge County Truck Climbing Lane Project
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has rescheduled northbound lane closures in Rockbridge County between mile markers 195 and 201 of the Interstate 81 truck climbing lane project.
Nightly right and center lane closures are scheduled for Monday April 14, through the morning of April 19, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night. These closures are for paving work that had been scheduled for the week of April 7-12. 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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