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April 14, 2017



TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Weather permitting, bridge repairs and milling and patching operations along the corridor of I-81 in Botetourt County will have several lane closures in place over the next two weeks.

Bridge repairs over the James River at mile marker 164 to 166 will require I-81 northbound to have an extended right lane closure for a concrete pour from 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 until 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, weather permitting.  If weather is a factor, an alternate date of Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20 has been scheduled. Lane closure will remain in place until concrete sets.

Milling and patching operations will be taking place on northbound and southbound I-81.

  • I-81 northbound from mile marker 168 to 174 will have a right lane closure in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning on Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18.
  • I-81 southbound from mile marker 174 to 168 will have a right lane closure in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20.
  • I-81 southbound will have a right lane closure in place from 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 23 to 6 a.m. the following morning on Monday, April 24.

The following week, pavement repairs being performed on I-81 northbound from mile markers 149 to 152 will require extended lane closures for the removal of concrete slabs. Extended right lane closures have been scheduled for Friday, April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. the following morning of Saturday, April 29 and on Saturday, April 29 from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. the following morning of Sunday, April 30.

Drivers should watch message boards and expect delays in the area.

For the latest information on this closure, visit www.511Virginia.org or follow us on Twitter at @VaDOTSalem.



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