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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA14-082

March 20, 2014



I-64 BRIDGE WORK CLOSURES EXTENDED TO MARCH 20 AND 21
Traffic Will Be Diverted Around Bridge Work At Exit 91 For Two Nights

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation has extended the closure of a portion of Interstate 64 to March 20 and 21 for bridge work between mile markers 89 and 93 in the Fishersville area of Augusta County. All work is weather permitting.

 

On the night of March 20, eastbound traffic will be diverted off I-64 at exit 91 to ramps around the bridge work zone from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Also Route 285 at the bridge will be closed for several 15 minute intervals throughout the night for beam placement work.

 

On the night of March 21, westbound traffic will be diverted off I-64 at exit 91 to ramps around the bridge work zone from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.  No closures on Route 285 are scheduled for the March 21 closure.

 

On both nights motorists should be alert for potential delays on Route 285 due to rerouted I-64 traffic.

 

These closures will allow crews to bring new bridge beams over I-64 as part of the reconstruction of Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) at exit 91 in Fishersville. The two-year project will improve safety and traffic flow along Route 285 in Augusta County.

 

The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded Shirley Contracting a $21 million design-build contract in September 2012. Final completion of the project is scheduled for August 2015.

 

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

 

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

 

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