Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Nov. 8, 2013
I-81 LANE CLOSURES FOR NOVEMBER 11- 15, 2013
Rockbridge County Truck Climbing Lane Project
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has updated the scheduled northbound lane closures for Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County as part of the Truck Climbing Lane project.
The northbound right and center lanes will be closed between mile markers 195 and 201 on Monday, November 11, Tuesday, November 12, and Wednesday, November 13, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night. These closures are for milling and paving work.
Related lane closures continue on Route 710 (Sterrett Road) Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Flagging crews will direct traffic. These closures are for bridge work at I-81 exit 200, but will not affect interstate motorists. 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. The work zone is along the northbound lanes from mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, which is just north of Lexington. The project includes adding a third lane, allowing the two far right lanes for trucks with all three lanes open to non-tractor trailer vehicles. Also included in the project is bridge reconstruction at Route 716, Route 712 and Route 710, plus left and right shoulder work, guardrail work and drainage work.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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