Interstate 81 lane closures in Rockbridge County June 16-19
- Daytime work on June 16 and 17 will be completed using alternating right and left lane closures between mile marker 195 and 202, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
- Nighttime work on June 16, 17, 18 and 19 will close the right and center lanes between mile marker 199 and 200.5, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.
These closures are for rumble strip installation and related work on the truck climbing lane project. All work is weather permitting.
The I-81 truck climbing lane project valued at $74.2 million was awarded by Commonwealth Transportation Board on Feb. 5, 2009 to W. C. English Inc. of Lynchburg. The work zone is along the northbound lanes from mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, which is just north of Lexington. The project includes adding a third lane, allowing the two far right lanes for trucks with all three lanes open to non-tractor trailer vehicles. Also included in the project is bridge reconstruction at Route 716, Route 712 and Route 710, plus left and right shoulder work, guardrail work and drainage work.
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