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May 19, 2015



TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPAIRS ON INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY AREA SCHEDULED THIS SUMMER

SALEM – As part of ongoing bridge repairs, alternating lane closures throughout a section of Interstate 81 in Botetourt County will be in place over the summer and into fall of this year. The section of I-81 is from mile marker 147 to 170.

Route 648 (Reservoir Road)
Alternating lane closures will be in place on the right and left side of the north and southbound lanes of I-81 near mile marker 147, Sunday through Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge repairs to the bridge over Route 648 (Reservoir Road).  Daytime lane closures may be in place on Route 648 (Reservoir Road) while repair work is performed underneath the bridge. Estimated completion is fall 2015.

Route 779 (Valley Road)
Alternating lane closures may be in place on the right and left side of the north and southbound lanes of I-81 near mile marker 151, Sunday through Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge repairs to the bridge over Route 779 (Valley Road). Daytime lane closures may be in place on Route 779 (Valley Road) while repair work is performed underneath the bridge.   Estimated completion is fall 2015.

Route 676 (Gravel Hill Road)
Alternating lane closures will be in place on the right and left side of the northbound and southbound lanes of I-81 near mile marker 155, Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge repairs to the bridge over Route 676 (Gravel Hill Road).  In addition, daytime lane closures may be in place on Route 676 (Gravel Hill Road) while repair work is performed underneath the bridge.  

On Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. to Wednesday, May 20 at 12 noon, a lane closure will be in place in the northbound lane of I-81 for bridge deck repairs ion this area. Estimated completion is fall 2015.

Route 608 (Indian Rock Road)
Alternating lane closures will be in place on I-81 as work on the Route 608 (Indian Rock Road) bridge near mile marker 170 takes place. It will require lane closures on I-81 northbound and southbound Sunday through Thursday nights between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. at various times. Currently, Route 608 (Indian Rock Road) is closed and a detour is in place. This project will continue until August.

Drivers should use caution in the work zone and expect delays on I-81 and approaching roadways connecting to I-81 northbound and southbound.

For the latest information on this traffic alert, visit www.511Virginia.org or follow us on twitter at @511southwestva or @VaDOTSalem.



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