Heidi Underwood 540-387-5493
May 12, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT LANE CLOSURES ON INTERSTATE 81 IN PULASKI COUNTY
Crews are working to repair the I-81 bridge over Route 100
SALEM – Motorists should be alert for lane closures on southbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 89 in Pulaski County on Wednesday evening, May 13. Crews are replacing the beams on the I-81 southbound bridge over Route 100.
Weather permitting, short-term lane closures are expected to be in place from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 to 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 14. Motorists should also watch for flaggers directing traffic on Route 100 under the I-81 bridge.
The bridge that carries southbound I-81 over Route 100 in Pulaski County was damaged when it was struck by an over height vehicle on Feb. 26. The ramp leading from northbound Route 100 onto southbound I-81 and the ramp leading from southbound I-81 onto southbound Route 100 both have been closed since the bridge was damaged.
Drivers traveling on northbound Route 100 who need to access southbound I-81, can use Honaker Road to get onto I-81 at exit 86. To access southbound Route 100 from southbound I-81, motorists should take exit 92 and use Kirby Road.
For updated information on these lane closures, drivers can call 511 or go online to www.511Virginia.org.
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