Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Aug. 29, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPAIRS TO IMPACT TRAFFIC ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN PULASKI COUNTY
SALEM – Repairs to the northbound Interstate 81 bridge over Route 644 (Miller Lane) at mile marker 97 in Pulaski County are expected to impact traffic in the next two weeks. The bridge was damaged recently when a recreational vehicle struck the bridge’s left parapet wall.
Bridge repairs will involve removing damaged concrete on the bridge’s deck surface and parapet wall and replacing it. The right shoulder will need to be paved, so traffic can use it as a travel lane during the repairs. The repairs are expected to cause the following traffic impacts:
For the week beginning Monday, Aug. 29, crews will mill out asphalt and pave the right shoulder at mile marker 97. Nighttime right lane closures may be in place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weeknights. Flaggers may control traffic during nighttime hours beneath the bridge on Route 644 (Miller Lane)
For the week beginning Monday, Sept. 5, barrier wall will be installed with nighttime left lane closures in place on weeknights between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be shifted onto the newly paved right shoulder so two travel lanes can remain open on I-81 during the concrete pouring. Flaggers may control traffic during daytime or nighttime hours beneath the bridge on Route 644.
Crews plan to pour concrete starting Friday, Sept. 9. A nighttime lane closure will be in place to remove the barrier wall once the concrete has set.
Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and expect delays.
These dates are tentative and could be adjusted due to weather or work schedule.
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