Jamie Smith 540-387-5250
May 3, 2013
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES AND DETOURS PLANNED FOR INTERSTATE 81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Due to the weather, the following changes were made to the I-81 truck climbing lane schedule for this week:
Northbound detours and southbound lane closures will take place Tuesday, May 7 through Thursday, May 9
SALEM – Beginning Sunday, May 5, nighttime lane closures and detours are scheduled on Interstate 81 for the ongoing road construction project to build a five-mile truck climbing lane along southbound I- 81 in Montgomery County between mile markers 120 and 125.
• Northbound detours will be in place Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6, beginning at 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning. Northbound I-81 traffic will be detoured at exit 118 (Christiansburg) onto Route 11/460 and back onto I-81 at exit 132 (Dixie Caverns).
• Southbound lane closures will be in place Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6, beginning at 9 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound detours will be in place Tuesday, May 7 through Thursday, May 9, beginning at 9 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning. 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.
Work on the truck climbing lane project is expected to be completed in November 2013.
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