Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Aug. 2, 2013
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES – WEEK OF AUG. 5 to 9, 2013
Rockbridge County Truck Climbing Lane Project
STAUNTON – There will be northbound single lane closures in Rockbridge County on Interstate 81 in the Truck Climbing Lane project area on August 5, August 6, August 7, and August 8.
On Monday, August 5, between mile markers 199 and 202, there will be a northbound single left lane closure from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. to for drainage work in the area.
On Tuesday, August 6, between mile markers 195 and 196, there will be a northbound single left lane closure from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. to complete sign installation in this area.
On Wednesday, August 7, between mile markers 195 and 200, there will be a northbound single right lane mobile closure from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. to complete permanent reflective marker installation in this area.
On Thursday, August 8, between mile markers 198 and 199, there will be northbound single lane closures from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. to complete milling and paving in this area.
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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