Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
June 27, 2013
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Closures Scheduled for June 28 and July 1-2
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled northbound lane closures at the Interstate 81 truck climbing lane project in Rockbridge County.
Left-lane closures from mile marker 199 to 201 will run Friday night, June 28, 2013 from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. These closures will allow contractors to complete a traffic switch in the area.
Left-lane closures from mile marker 195 to 200 will run Monday and Tuesday nights, July 1-2, 2013 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. These closures will be used for guardrail and sign installation.
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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