Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
May 9, 2014
I-81 LANE CLOSURES SET FOR MAY 19-30 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight lane closures on northbound Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County to accommodate pavement work on the truck climbing lane project.
Scheduled for the nights of Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 27: Right and center lane closures between mile markers 195 and 196 northbound. These overnight closures will run from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Scheduled for the nights of Tuesday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 28: Left and center lanes between mile markers 196 and 198 northbound. These overnight closures will run from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Scheduled for the nights of Wednesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 22, and Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30: Left and center lane closures between mile markers 200 and 202 northbound. These closures will run from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
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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