Jamie Smith 540-387-5250
Nov. 9, 2012
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME DETOUR AND LANE CLOSURE PLANNED FOR INTERSTATE 81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
SALEM – As part of the ongoing road construction project to build a five-mile truck climbing lane along southbound Interstate 81 in Montgomery County between mile markers 120 and 125, a nighttime lane closure and detour have been scheduled to alter the traffic pattern on the Route 641 (Den Hill Road) bridge.
On Monday, Nov. 12, a lane closure is scheduled for the right lane of southbound I-81 at the Route 641 bridge from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, there will be a nighttime detour of southbound I-81 to switch traffic onto the new pavement going over the Route 641 bridge. Southbound I-81 traffic will be detoured at exit 132 (Dixie Caverns) onto Route 11/460 and back onto I-81 at exit 118 (Christiansburg) from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. A new traffic pattern will be in effect beginning November 15 on this portion of I-81.
Dates and times are tentative and could be adjusted due to weather or work schedule. Signs and message boards will be in place to alert drivers to these traffic detours.
Work on the truck climbing lane project is expected to be completed in November 2013.
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