Jen Ward 540-387-5238
May 14, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
Weather permitting, bridge repairs over the James River at mile marker 164 to 166 in Botetourt County will require I-81 northbound to have an extended right lane closure for concrete pours this week.
The following paving operations will be taking place:
- I-81 northbound from mile marker 164 to 168 will have a left lane closure in place from 6 p.m. Monday, May 15 until the following morning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 16.
- I-81 northbound from mile marker 164 to 168 will have a right lane closure in place from 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 until the following morning at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 18.
As a reminder, a motorcycle detour is in place on I-81 northbound beginning at exit 162. All motorcycles must exit I-81 northbound at Exit 162 and follow the motorcycle detour on Route 11 northbound to re-enter I-81 northbound at Exit 167. This Detour will be in effect continuously until October 2017.
Drivers should use caution in the work zone and watch message boards. 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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