Jason Bond 540-387-5493
July 27, 2015
NEW INTERSTATE 77 SIGNAGE IN CARROLL COUNTY TO BE INSTALLED THIS SUMMER
SALEM – Motorists traveling along Interstate 77 this summer will notice new signs and weather detection stations being installed in Carroll County between mile markers 0 and 15 as part of an Active Traffic and Safety Management System (ATSMS) intended to keep drivers informed of changing traffic and weather conditions on Fancy Gap Mountain.
A total of 76 signs of various types and three additional weather detection stations will be put in place in support of the ATSMS.
The signage includes regular static signs, electronic message boards and variable speed limit signs. Two large overhead message boards will be put in place that will span the interstate, one located on southbound I-77 at mile marker 7.6 and the other at mile marker 2.1 northbound.
During the summer months, drivers can expect the following traffic impacts for the sign and station installations between mile markers 0 and 15:
- Northbound or southbound shoulder closures - Anytime between 7 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Friday
- Lane closures on the three-lane section of northbound I-77 - Anytime between 7 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Friday
- Lane closures on the two-lane portions of northbound or southbound I-77 - Only during nighttime hours, 9 p.m. on Sunday night through 6 a.m. on Friday morning
In February 2014, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $7.5 million contract to G4S Technology, Inc. from Springfield, to design and build the ATSMS.
The ATSMS is expected to be operational in fall 2015.
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