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Heidi Underwood 540-387-5493
Heidi.Underwood@vdot.virginia.gov

SAL-38103

Jan. 15, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT: INSPECTION WORK WILL CAUSE LANE CLOSURES ON INTERSTATE 581 IN ROANOKE
Motorists should expect lane closures on I-581 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 20-21.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, crews will inspect the Elm Avenue bridge over Interstate 581 in Roanoke.  Motorists should watch for various lane closures on I-581 northbound on Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on I-581 southbound on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

The Elm Avenue bridge was struck by an over-height vehicle on Monday, Jan. 12.  The additional inspection work will help determine what repairs will be needed.

For the latest updates on this incident, dial 511 or visit the Web site at www.511Virginia.org.

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