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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
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CULP 2009-061

June 8, 2009



LANE CLOSURE SWITCHED ON I-64 EAST AT STOCKTON CREEK
Traffic interrupted Monday evening to allow barriers to be shifted to right lane



CULPEPER – Traffic traveling east on Interstate 64 will experience intermittent delays Monday evening in western Albemarle County due to the bridge rehabilitation project at Stockton Creek (milepost 108).

Beginning at approximately 6 p.m. June 8, the contractor for the bridge project will shift the concrete barriers from the left lane to the right lane of the bridge. Brief, complete closures of I-64 eastbound will be necessary to shift the barriers. The complete closures will be coordinated with the Virginia State Police, who will perform a “slow roll” to keep traffic out of the work zone. During the complete closures Monday evening the eastbound entry ramp at exit 108 will also be closed.

During the bridge rehabilitation project, strategically placed message boards will notify motorists of the work zone and suggest alternate routes. VDOT’s Traffic Operations Center personnel in Staunton will monitor cameras placed along I-64 to keep a close check on road and traffic conditions and report them to the public.

The contractor, Wunna Contracting Corp. of Centreville, is milling the concrete bridge deck to remove the worn travel surface. Then areas where the concrete has deteriorated will be identified and replaced. Once the patching is completed the bridge will be resurfaced with a latex-concrete travel surface that will increase the lifespan of the bridge. The latex makes the concrete less susceptible to damage and deterioration from moisture, salt and other chemicals. The project is scheduled for completion on June 17.

Motorists can assist in minimizing travel delays by obeying all signs and using extra caution as they approach the work zone. For real-time information about traffic and weather conditions, dial 511 from any phone in Virginia or visit
www.VirginiaDOT.org.


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