Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
May 11, 2013
WORK HOURS EXTENDED ON I-64 PROJECT AT AFTON MOUNTAIN
Traffic restrictions will resume Monday-Thursday; one early morning highway closure scheduled
CULPEPER – The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project on Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain will resume on Monday, May 13. The work involves removal of an area of unstable soil from Afton Mountain above the highway at milepost 100.3 in Albemarle County.
Beginning on Monday there will be one early morning interstate closure beginning at approximately 6:30 a.m. and lasting about one hour. After the highway reopens traffic will not be restricted again until after 9 a.m. Additional closures will happen throughout the day. The restrictions will last 30-45 minutes and the work will end no later than 8:30 p.m. After each closure the interstate will be reopened until the traffic clears.
Motorists should be aware that the work may be suspended during rain or foggy conditions. The work extension is necessary to complete the removal of the unstable soil as quickly as possible.
The closures will affect traffic from Exit 107 (Route 250/Rockfish Gap Turnpike) at Crozet to Exit 96 (Route 624/S. Delphine Avenue) at Waynesboro. Drivers should expect significant congestion and delays; passenger vehicles are encouraged to use Route 250 as an alternate route. Message boards along I-64 will advise motorists of the closures and congestion in the area.
Motorists should check VDOT’s traffic information web site, www.511virginia.org, or call 511 for real-time information about traffic conditions and delays. Android and iPhone users can also download a free 511 app that provides real-time traffic information based on their location.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.