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SAL 199

June 15, 2012



TRAFFIC ALERT: ROLLING ROAD BLOCKS WILL IMPACT TRAFFIC ON INTERSTATE 77 IN CARROLL COUNTY

SALEM – Work is underway to stabilize the rock slope along a section of Interstate 77 in Carroll County. In addition to a lane closure on northbound I-77 reducing this three lane section of I-77 to two lanes between mile markers 2 and 4, work on the project will require rolling road blocks so crews can remove rocks.

Two rolling road blocks will take place in the northbound lanes each day, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. until late June. During a rolling road block State Police slow traffic to clear the work zone area for 15 to 20 minutes while crews remove rocks.

Crews are using air bag devices to remove rocks from the slope. The times and dates of the rolling road blocks are tentative and could be adjusted due to weather or work schedule.

Drivers should expect possible delays when traveling in this area. Mobile message boards are in place to alert drivers.

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

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