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SAL 190

March 27, 2015



TRAFFIC ALERT: DETOUR AND LANE CLOSURES ON INTERSTATE 581 AND ELM AVENUE IN ROANOKE THIS WEEK

SALEM – As part of the Interstate 581 and Elm Avenue interchange project in Roanoke, lane closures and a detour on Interstate 581 and Elm Avenue will be in place during nighttime hours this week.

During the detours, traffic will be directed to take the Elm Avenue off-ramp, cross over Elm Avenue and return to I-581/Route 220 via the on-ramp. The state police will assist with traffic control.

On Monday, March 30, from 8 p.m. in the evening to 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, the left and center lanes will be closed on southbound I-581 and the right lane will be closed on eastbound Elm Avenue. From 10 p.m. Monday night to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, the detour will be in effect on southbound I-581.From 10 p.m. Monday night to 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, the northbound off-ramp from I-581 onto Elm Avenue will be closed.

On Tuesday, March 31, from 8 p.m. in the evening to 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, the left and center lanes will be closed on northbound I-581 and the right lane will be closed on eastbound Elm Avenue. From 10 p.m. Tuesday night to 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, the detour will be in effect on northbound I-581.From 10 p.m. Tuesday night to 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, the southbound on-ramp onto I-581 from Elm Avenue will be closed.

On Wednesday, April 1, from 8 p.m. in the evening to 6 a.m. Thursday morning, the left and center lanes will be closed on northbound I-581. From 10 p.m. Wednesday night to 5 a.m. Thursday morning, the detour will be in effect on southbound I-581.

On Thursday, April 2, from 8 p.m. in the evening to 6 a.m. Friday morning, the left and center lanes will be closed on southbound I-581. From 10 p.m. Thursday night to 5 a.m. Friday morning, the detour will be in effect on southbound I-581.

On Friday, April 3, from 8 p.m. in the evening to 6 a.m .Saturday morning, the left and center lanes will be closed on northbound I-581. From 10 p.m. Friday night to 5 a.m. Saturday morning, the detour will be in effect on northbound I-581.

This work is weather and work schedule permitting. Drivers are encouraged to use caution as they travel through the work zone.

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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