Interstate 81 lane closures in Rockbridge County May 30-June 5


i81-headerThe Virginia Department of Transportation has revised the overnight lane closures on northbound Interstate 81 in rockbridge county. These closures are for pavement work on the truck climbing lane project.

The previously scheduled closure for May 30 has been cancelled.

The revised nightly northbound road closures between mile markers 199 and 202 are:

  • June 1 and June 2 – Right and center lane closures from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night
  • June 3, June 4, June 5 – Left and center lane closures from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night

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.

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 FacebookFlickr,Twitter and YouTubeRSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.



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