Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Sept. 6, 2013
ROUTE 710 LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED THROUGH NOVEMBER
Rockbridge County Truck Climbing Lane Project
STAUNTON – Route 710 (Sterrett Road) in Rockbridge County will have daytime lane closures through November 2013. These closures are for bridge work as part of the Interstate 81 Truck Climbing Lane project.
Traffic on Route 710 will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday while crews work on the I-81 bridge. In addition, flaggers will temporarily hold traffic at various times during the work day. Emergency vehicles will be directed through the work zone if needed.
Traffic on Interstate 81 will not be affected by these closures. 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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