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Aug. 1, 2023



TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT NIGHTTIME LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES ON SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN WORK ZONE NEAR SALEM
Nighttime lane and ramp closures to proceed southbound traffic shift

SALEM – As part of the Interstate 81 widening project in Roanoke County near Salem, nighttime lane and ramp closures on southbound I-81 are scheduled for August 4 and 5, so barrier wall can be moved and a new traffic pattern put in place.

Weather permitting, starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 4, southbound I-81 will be reduced to one lane between mile markers 142 and 140 until the morning of Saturday, August 5.

During this lane closure, the exit 141 off ramp from southbound I-81 to Route 419 and the exit 141 on ramp from Route 419 to southbound I-81 will be closed.

Once the barrier wall has been moved, southbound I-81 traffic will be shifted into a new pattern. Two lanes of traffic will continue to be open in the work zone, but motorists will be traveling on a different portion of roadway on the left side of the road. There will be a wide left shoulder and a narrow right shoulder after the traffic switch.

To get the latest traffic information, visit www.511Virginia.org.



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