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Feb. 8, 2013
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES CANCELED FOR FEBRUARY 8-11 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Revised Schedule Due to Forecasted High Winds
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has canceled a closure schedule for this weekend concerning the Interstate 81 truck climbing lane project in Rockbridge County. This revision is based on forecasted high winds.
The closure was scheduled for Feb. 8-11 on I-81 northbound lanes from mile marker 195 to mile marker 200. A new schedule will be announced in the near future.
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.
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