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STA16-090

May 6, 2016



I-64 WESTBOUND TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE MAY 8 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

STAUNTON – Motorists using   westbound Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County should be alert for traffic-pattern changes beginning Sunday, May 8, 2016. The change allows contractors to begin the next phase of work in the $15.5 million rehabilitation of the Maury River bridges, between mile marker 53.3 and 55.3 near Lexington. 

Westbound   I-64 traffic will taper to a single lane and use a median crossover to access the eastbound side of the interstate. After crossing the bridge, westbound drivers will follow a second crossover to return to the I-64 westbound mainline. Eastbound traffic throughout the work zone will be limited to the right lane. 

On   Sunday afternoon, contractors are scheduled to begin pavement-marking operations to guide motorists through this traffic-pattern change. The work should be complete by the morning of Monday, May 9. Line-painting is weather dependent, so this schedule is subject to change. 

The   speed limit on I-64 through this work zone is 55 miles an hour. Final completion of the Maury River bridges project is scheduled for summer 2017. All work is weather permitting.
 

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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