Jen Ward 540-387-5238
May 23, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION TO CLOSE LANE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOR MULTIPLE DAYS
Drivers encouraged to seek alternate routes to lessen congestion on I-81
SALEM – Weather permitting, an around-the-clock right lane closure on northbound Interstate 81 will impact traffic in Montgomery County between mile markers 119 and 121 for a 36-hour time period beginning June 11.
The lane will be closed starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 and remain closed continuously until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13.
A paving contractor will be working around the clock to excavate deep into the pavement to repair underlying drains, replace base stone and repave.
Before and after the 36-hour right lane closure between mile markers 119 and 121, additional nighttime lane closures for paving on Interstate 81 may be in place, Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Heavy congestion is possible so drivers should expect delays or seek alternate routes.
For more information on traffic conditions, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org for real-time traffic information. Twitter subscribers can receive 511 updates for our area by following @511southwestva.
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