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SAL 205

June 21, 2012



TRAFFIC ALERT: MORE BLASTING SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 77 IN CARROLL COUNTY
Northbound lane closure between mile markers 2 and 4 temporarily removed for July 4 holiday travel

SALEM – A project is currently under way on Interstate 77 in Carroll County to remove rocks along a slope between mile markers 2 and 4. To accommodate the July 4 holiday traffic, adjustments have been made to the work schedule.

On Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26, rolling road blocks will be in place in the northbound and southbound lanes of I-77 between mile markers 2 and 4, so crews can conduct two blasts in the area. The first rolling road block will begin at 8:30 a.m. The second rolling road block will be put in place after traffic from the earlier blast has cleared. Crews approximate the second blast may occur at10:30 a.m.

Additionally, beginning at noon on Friday, June 29, the northbound lane closure and barrier wall currently in place will be removed temporarily for the July 4 holiday travel.  All three northbound lanes will be open to traffic until Monday, July 9 when the barrier wall will be reinstalled reducing I-77 northbound from three lanes back to two lanes between mile markers 2 and 4.

Dates and times are tentative and could be adjusted due to weather or work schedule.

Work on this project is scheduled to be completed by September 2012.



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