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STA16-006

Jan. 14, 2016



INTERSTATE 81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES JANUARY 18 – 22 IN FREDERICK COUNTY

STAUNTON – Motorists can expect overnight lane closures on northbound Interstate 81 in Frederick County during the week of January 18-22, 2016. The right lane is scheduled to close between mile marker 309 and 310.2 on Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. All work is weather permitting.

 

The I-81 northbound right-lane closures allow contractors to relocate concrete barriers as part of the exit 310 interchange reconstruction project near Winchester. Once the barriers have been installed in their new location, crews will begin work on a new acceleration lane for the northbound on-ramp. The speed limit on I-81 northbound and southbound through the exit 310 work zone is 60 miles per hour.

 

The exit 310 project reconstructs the interchange ramps on I-81 at the southern end of Route 37. The new interchange will feature a “spread diamond” configuration that widens and spreads the ramps outward from their current intersections with Route 37. The project extends existing turn lanes and adds dual right- and left-turn lanes to improve traffic flow on the ramps and on Route 37 and Route 11.

 

The expanded configuration will relocate and connect Route 642 (Tasker Road) and Route 847 (Hillandale Lane) with a segment of Route 37 to be built east of I-81. West of the interstate, this project will modify the ramps at the Route 37 interchange with Route 11.

 

General Excavation Inc. (GEI) of Warrenton, Va. was awarded a construction contract valued at nearly $25 million. The exit 310 project is scheduled for completion in May 2018. For more information, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/i-81_exit_310.asp.

 

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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