Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
July 16, 2015
I-64 OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY JULY 17-24
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight lane closures on Interstate 64 in Augusta County on Friday, July 17, and again during the week of July 20-24, 2015. These alternating lane closures are for shoulder work and pavement marking as part of the reconstruction of I-64 exit 91 at Route 285 near Fishersville. All work is weather permitting.
Westbound lane closures from mile marker 89 to 93:
- Friday night, July 17, from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
- Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights, July 19-20 and July 23, from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following morning.
Eastbound lane closures from mile marker 93 to 89:
- Friday night, July 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
- Tuesday and Wednesday nights, July 21 and July 22, from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following morning.
When contractors finish the Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) project, the road will have four lanes for just over one mile, between Route 636/640 and Route 935 (Expo Road). A new bridge over I-64 will accommodate the additional through lanes and dual left-turn lanes at both on-ramps. Additional turn lanes at the Route 636/640 intersection will handle traffic from the nearby hospital complex. Route 285 will have a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded Shirley Contracting a $21 million design-build contract in September 2012. The company is performing the work in three phases, starting with construction of the new bridge over I-64 and widening the roadway to the west side of Route 285.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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