Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
May 2, 2013
I-81 TRUCK CLIMBING LANE PROJECT CLOSURES FOR MAY 6-9 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
STAUNTON – There will be left-lane closures in Rockbridge County on Interstate 81 in the truck climbing lane project area. The closures will take place on I-81 from May 6-9.
On I-81 northbound there will be left-lane closures between mile markers 195 and 200 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. The closure dates are the nights of May 6, 7, 8 and 9. These closures will allow crews to complete paving work in the area.
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.
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