Jamie Smith 540-387-5250
Dec. 4, 2012
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME DETOURS PLANNED FOR SOUTHBOUND 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, the old Route 641 (Den Hill Road) and Route 636 (Friendship Road) bridges will be removed.
Beginning Sunday, Dec.9, southbound I-81 will be detoured each night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for the removal of the Route 636 bridge. The detours for this portion of the project will end on Thursday, Dec.13.
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).
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.
The dates and times for the removal of the Route 641 bridge will be announced at a later date.
Work on the truck climbing lane project is expected to be completed in November 2013.
For traffic information and updates, visit www.511Virginia.org.
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