Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Oct. 1, 2015
TRAFFIC ALERT: SLOW ROLL SCHEDULED AT INTERSTATE 81 AT EXIT 150 NEXT WEEK IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
UPDATE: Friday, October 2, 9:15 a.m.
Blasting has been canceled today due to rain. Weather permitting, blasting has been re-scheduled for next week, starting on Tuesday, October 6, and occur each day through Friday, October 9, at 12 p.m. (noon) with slow rolls and flaggers in place.
SALEM – As part of the continued work at the Exit 150 Improvement Project off I-81, excavation operations at a box culvert will take place tomorrow, Friday, October 2, at 12 p.m. (noon) that will involve blasting.
The box culvert where the blasting will occur is located across Route 11 (Lee Highway) at the bottom of the exit 150 B off-ramp from I-81 north. Flaggers will be in place on Route 11 (Lee Highway) and State Police will perform a slow roll on the exit ramp that will stop traffic for approximately five to ten minutes.
This blast is weather permitting. If weather conditions are unfavorable, the work will be scheduled for Monday, October 5 at 12 p.m. (noon).
Area residents and businesses and those in the surrounding areas, may feel vibrations or loud noise from blasts occurring on the project as the blasting takes place.
Drivers approaching the area are encouraged to slow down and use caution in the work zone.
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