Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
June 4, 2014
I-81 LANE CLOSURES FOR JUNE 9 TO JUNE 12 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight lane closures on northbound Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County. These closures are for pavement work on the truck climbing lane project.
On Monday, June 9, the right and center lanes will be closed between mile marker 195 and 196 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.
On Tuesday, June 10, the left and center lanes will be closed between mile marker 196 to 198 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.
On Wednesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 12, the left and center lanes will be closed between mile marker 200 and 202 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.
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.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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