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STA16-092

May 9, 2016



TRAFFIC SHIFT RESCHEDULED FOR TODAY ON I-64 WESTBOUND IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

STAUNTON – A traffic-pattern change on westbound Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County is scheduled to begin about noon today (Monday, May 9). This traffic shift, rescheduled from Sunday, 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. All work is weather permitting.

All interstate traffic approaching the work zone will taper to a single lane. Westbound drivers will then 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.

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.

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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