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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
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STA11-082

April 19, 2011



UPDATE: INTERSTATE 81 SOUTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY FOR APRIL 17-21
I-81 In-Place Pavement Recycling Project: www.VirginiaI-81Pave.org

STAUNTON – All lanes on the I-81 paving project are expected to reopen around 6 a.m. on April 20.  This hour is subject to change based on the progress of removing work zone items.  Previously the schedule had the right lane reopening on April 21 at 7 a.m.  Workers have finished this week’s work on the paving project a day early.  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.  

There will be four more planned block closures between April 29 and June 9. No closures are scheduled for the Easter travel period of April 22 to April 28.  A single closure block is scheduled to begin on Fridays at 9 p.m. and ends the following Thursday at 7 a.m.  During the block closures I-81 southbound will be reduced to one lane in the work zone.

The next 24-hour block closure is scheduled for April 29 at 9 p.m. to May 5 at 7 a.m.  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.

On Twitter follow @I81VA for 511 alerts for the I-81 corridor in Virginia.

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