Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Aug. 16, 2013
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES – WEEK OF AUG. 19-23, 2013
Rockbridge County Truck Climbing Lane Project
STAUNTON – There will be northbound single lane closures in Rockbridge County on Interstate 81 between mile marker 195 and mile marker 200 in the Truck Climbing Lane project area on August 19 and August 22.
The Monday, August 19 closure will be a left lane mobile closure for completion of rumble strip work. The Thursday, August 22 closure will be a right lane closure for milling and paving work. Work hours for both closures are 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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