Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Sept. 23, 2013
UPDATE TO I-81 TRUCK CLIMBING LANE CLOSURES FOR SEPTEMBER 24 to 26
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is canceling previously scheduled northbound lane closures for Sept. 24 on Interstate 81 between mile markers 200 and 202.5 in Rockbridge County.
Lane closures are scheduled in this location for Wednesday, September 25, from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., to complete drainage work and rumble strip placement.
A right lane closure on I-81 northbound between mile markers 195 and 196 is scheduled on Thursday, September 26 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. to remove temporary double white lines on the roadway.
These closures are part of the Interstate 81 truck climbing lane project. 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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