Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264

July 12, 2013


STAUNTON – There will be northbound single lane closures in Rockbridge County on Interstate 81 in the Truck Climbing Lane project area on July 12, 14, and 15.  These closures are for sign installation and pavement marking work. All work is weather permitting.

A July 12 right lane closure is scheduled between mile markers 199 and 201 from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.  

A July 14 left lane closure is scheduled between mile makers 195 and 197 from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

A July 15 right lane closure is scheduled between mile makers 199 and 201 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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