Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
June 12, 2015
I-81 SOUTHBOUND RAMP AND LANE CLOSURES BEGIN JUNE 15 IN FREDERICK COUNTY
STAUNTON – Drivers on Interstate 81 southbound in Frederick County can expect overnight lane and ramp closures over the next several weeks. All of these closures are due to milling and paving between mile markers 317 and 313 in the Winchester area, as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.
Monday, June 15 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Deceleration lane and off-ramp closed at exit 315 (Route 7). Motorists can access Route 7 by continuing south to exit 313A and following I-81 northbound back to exit 315.
Tuesday, June 16 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.: On-ramp and acceleration lane closed at exit 315 (Route 7). Motorists can access southbound I-81 by following I-81 northbound to exit 317, and then following Route 11 south to the on-ramp for southbound I-81.
Wednesday, June 17 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Deceleration lane and off-ramp at exit 313B (Route 17/50/522). Motorists can access these routes by continuing south to exit 310 and following I-81 northbound back to exit 313.
Thursday, June 18 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.: On-ramp and acceleration lane closed at exit 315 (Route 7). Motorists can access southbound I-81 by following I-81 northbound to exit 317, and then following Route 11 south to the on-ramp for southbound I-81.
Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day: Paving on I-81 southbound between mile markers 317 and 313. Exact locations will be announced when details are available from the paving contractor.
The Interstate 81 pavement rehabilitation project extends from exit 317 at Route 11 in the Winchester area, to exit 313 at Route 17/50/522. This project will help extend the life of the roadway bed on I-81 by strengthening the pavement and reducing the need for more frequent resurfacing projects. This in turn will reduce the need for future lane closures due to paving.
In September 2013 the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $3.7 million contract to W-L Construction & Paving, Inc. of Chilhowie, Virginia. The project is expected to be complete on July 15, 2015, weather permitting.
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