Jen Ward 540-387-5238
July 8, 2015
TRAFFIC ALERT: LINE RELOCATION TO CAUSE BRIEF DELAYS OFF INTERSTATE 81 AT EXIT 150 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
SALEM – Work to run fiber optics will briefly impact traffic on the evening of July 9 and early morning of July 10 at Interstate 81’s exit 150 (Troutville) in Botetourt County.
Exit 150A and 150B ramps will be closed for approximately one hour beginning at 11:59 p.m. on July 9 until 1 a.m. on July 10 to string cables across traffic lanes at two separate locations. State Police will be controlling traffic during the short closure.
The fiber optics are being performed by a utility company in advance of an upcoming construction project to improve traffic flow around exit 150.
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert drivers to the short-term closure. Traffic can access the area at exit 150 using Route 11 from exit 146 and 156 on I-81 or plan their travel accordingly. Work will be completed by 1 a.m.
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