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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA16-030

Feb. 1, 2016



I-64 EASTBOUND CLOSURE IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY EXTENDED TO 10PM MONDAY

STAUNTON – (2:15 p.m.) The closure of eastbound Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County is expected to remain in place until about 10 p.m. today (Monday, February 1). Crews making emergency pavement repairs near Lexington need the extra time to make drainage improvements in order to ensure that the new pavement is durable enough for interstate traffic. The work zone is on I-64 eastbound between exit 50 (Lexington/Kerrs Creek) and the junction of Interstate 81.

 

Through traffic on eastbound I-64 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. Virginia State Police will enforce this detour route for all through traffic.

 

Local traffic only can reach the city of Lexington from eastbound I-64 by using exit 50, or from I-81 by using exit 188B or exit 195.

 

Signs and variable message boards on I-64 and I-81 advise motorists of the closure and guide them through the roughly 90-mile detour route. Work is scheduled to finish about 10 p.m., 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.

 

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

 

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