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Dec. 13, 2015



INTERSTATE 64 WESTBOUND LANES REOPENED IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Eastbound Lanes Remain Closed for Emergency Roadwork

STAUNTON –  (12:50 p.m.) The Interstate 64 westbound lanes have reopened between Interstate 81 and the West Virginia line, following emergency roadwork.  I-64 eastbound lanes remain closed as roadwork continues. 

Beginning at 6 a.m. this morning, eastbound and westbound Interstate 64 were closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for pavement repairs between exit 50 (Lexington/Kerrs Creek) and the junction of Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County. Local traffic will be able to reach the city of Lexington from I-64 eastbound by using exit 50, or from I-81 by using exit 188B or exit 195. Virginia State Police will enforce a detour route for all through traffic.

Eastbound I-64 through traffic will detour at exit 27 in Alleghany County and follow Route 220 south. Drivers will then enter I-81 northbound at exit 150. The detour ends near mile marker 191, where eastbound I-64 merges with northbound I-81.

Signs and variable message boards will guide motorists through the roughly 90-mile detour.

The pavement repairs will take place on I-64 between mile markers 53.3 and 55.3, where contractors are rehabilitating bridges over the Maury River.

All work is weather permitting.

Details on the Maury River bridges project and a high-resolution map of the temporary detour route are available here.

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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