A portion of Interstate 64 in Augusta County to close March 10-11

600px-I-64The Virginia Department of Transportation will close a portion of Interstate 64 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on March 10 and March 11 for bridge work between mile markers 89 and 93 in the Fishersville area of Augusta County.

On the night of March 10, eastbound traffic will be diverted off I-64 at exit 91 to ramps around the bridge work zone from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  On the night of March 11, westbound traffic will be diverted off I-64 at exit 91 to ramps around the bridge work zone from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

These closures will allow crews to bring new bridge beams over I-64 as part of the reconstruction of Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) at exit 91 in Fishersville.

The two-year project will improve safety and traffic flow along Route 285 in Augusta County.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded Shirley Contracting a $21 million design-build contract in September 2012. Final completion of the project is scheduled for August 2015.

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 FacebookFlickrTwitter andYouTubeRSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located atwww.VirginiaDOT.org.

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