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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA11-100

May 13, 2011



INTERSTATE 81 SOUTHBOUND SHOULDER AND LANE CLOSURES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY FOR MAY 13-19
I-81 In-Place Pavement Recycling Project: www.VirginiaI-81Pave.org

STAUNTON – As part of the Interstate 81 In-Place Pavement Recycling Project, there will be shoulder closures and some single lane traffic from May 13-19.  There will be no 24-hour closures during the week of May 13-19.  The I-81 In-Place Pavement Recycling Project is located in the I-81 southbound lanes, south of Staunton near exit 217 at Route 654 in the Mint Spring area and exit 213 at Route 11 in the Greenville area.  

The right southbound shoulder will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Friday, May 13 to Thursday, May 19.  This shoulder closure is for guardrail work.

The left southbound lane will be closed from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. on the nights of Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17.  This left lane closure is for survey work.  

There are planned 24-hour single lane closures that will extend into June.  During the closures I-81 southbound will be reduced to one lane in the work zone. For a complete closure listing please visit www.VirginiaI-81Pave.org for project information.

All work is weather permitting.  If crews complete their work early, lanes may reopen sooner than stated.

The  I-81 In-Place Pavement Recycling Project valued at $7.6 million was awarded by Commonwealth Transportation Board on Dec. 8, 2010 to Lanford Brothers Co. of Roanoke Completion is scheduled for November 2011.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at www.511Virginia.org . Email alerts for specific roads and times can also be obtained by signing up on the 511 website using the My 511 Control Room tab.

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