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Jamie Smith 540-387-5250
Jamie.Smith@vdot.virginia.gov

SAL 244

May 17, 2013



TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND DETOURS SCHEDULED FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY TRUCK CLIMBING LANE PROJECT
Southbound detours scheduled May 19 through 23

SALEM – Beginning Sunday, May 19, nighttime detours are scheduled on southbound 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.

Southbound detours will be in place Sunday, May 19 through Thursday, May 23, 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 and changes.

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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