Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
June 21, 2013
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Closures Scheduled for June 21-22 and June 24-27
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled northbound lane closures at the Interstate 81 truck climbing lane project in Rockbridge County. The closures are from mile marker 195 to mile marker 197 for paving.
Right-lane closures will run from 10 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday, and 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.
Left-lane closures will run Monday and Tuesday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Right-lane closures will run Wednesday and Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
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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