Jen Ward 540-387-5238
June 1, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 RAMP AND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED THIS WEEKEND IN BOTETOURT COUNTY AT EXIT 150
SALEM, VA – Weather permitting, on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, a ramp closure and a right lane closure will be in place on I-81 as milling and paving operations are performed from mile marker 149 to 152 in Botetourt County.
The on-ramp to I-81 north from Route 220 will be closed on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 from 6 p.m. through the following morning at 10 a.m. Drivers at the exit 150 interchange requiring access to northbound I-81 will need to use Route 11 to return to I-81 north at the exit 156 on-ramp. A detour for access to Route 11 is currently in place at this interchange and signs are posted to guide motorists.
In addition, a right lane closure will also be in place on I-81 northbound from mile marker 149 to 152 on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 from 6 p.m. to the following morning at 10 a.m. Drivers should expect delays and allow extra time for travel or seek alternate routes.
This paving repair project is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
For the latest information on this closure, visit www.511Virginia.org or follow us on Twitter at @VaDOTSalem
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