Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
June 26, 2012
LANE CLOSURES FOR THE END OF JUNE AND INTO JULY FOR TRUCK CLIMBING LANE PROJECT IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
STAUNTON –There will be a series of lane closures at the end of June and into July on the truck climbing lane project in Rockbridge County on Interstate 81 northbound.
On June 28 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. there will be a left-lane closure northbound from mile marker 195 to mile marker 196. Crews will be installing an emergency pull-off area.
On July 9, 10, 11 and 12 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. there will be a right-lane closure northbound from mile marker 199 to mile marker 202.5. The exit ramp and on-ramp at exit 200 will also be closed during this period. Crews will be moving barriers in this location.
On July 11 Route 716 will be closed under the I-81 bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the work on I-81.
All work is weather permitting.
The I-81 truck climbing lane project valued at $74.2 million was awarded by Commonwealth Transportation Board on Feb. 5, 2009 to W. C. English Inc. of Lynchburg. Completion is scheduled for fall 2012. The work zone is along the northbound lanes from mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, which is just north of Lexington.
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