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July 3, 2018



SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON INTERSTATE 66 IN WARREN COUNTY REQUIRES LANE CLOSURES STARTING JULY 9

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is scheduled to make roadway improvements to a two-mile section of Interstate 66 in Warren County starting Monday, July 9. Contractors will apply a high-friction surface treatment to the eastbound and westbound lanes to improve traction on curves between exit 6 (Front Royal) and exit 13 (Linden).

This work requires single-lane closures from mile marker 10.1 to 12.2 as follows:

From 8 a.m. Monday, July 9, through 8 a.m. Friday, July 13, the eastbound left lane will be closed up to 24 hours a day.

From 8 a.m. Monday, July 16, through 8 a.m. Friday, July 20, the eastbound right lane will be closed up to 24 hours a day.

From 8 a.m. Monday, July 23, through 8 a.m. Friday, July 27, the westbound left lane will be closed during the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. Lane closures will be lifted during afternoon and early evening commute times.

From 8 a.m. Monday, July 30, through 8 a.m. Friday, August 3, the westbound right lane will be closed during the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. Lane closures will be lifted during afternoon and early evening commute times.

No lane closures in either direction of I-66 will be allowed from 8 a.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Monday. All work is weather permitting.

When the high-friction surface treatment is complete, motorists will notice an increase in road noise. This is due to the type of aggregate material applied to the asphalt.

Virginia traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at http://www.VirginiaDOT.org

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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