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All Interstate 64 lanes reopened in Rockbridge County

600px-I-64The emergency roadwork is complete and all lanes on Interstate 64 between Interstate 81 and the West Virginia line are now open.

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 was 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 enforced a detour route for all through traffic.

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

Details on the Maury River bridges project are available here.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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