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Sept. 20, 2013

Rockbridge County Truck Climbing Lane Project

STAUNTON – Route 710 (Sterrett Road) daytime lane closures scheduled through November 2013 in Rockbridge County have been revised to include Saturday lane closures.

Traffic on Route 710 will be reduced to one lane Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. while crews work on the I-81 bridge.  In addition, flaggers will temporarily hold traffic at various times during the work day.  Emergency vehicles will be directed through the work zone if needed.  This work is expected to continue through November, including Saturdays as needed.

An additional lane closure and flagger controlled temporary traffic holds will take place on Route 712 (Decatur Road) in Rockbridge County on Monday, September 23, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. so crews can complete pavement marking operations associated with Truck Climbing Lane project.

Traffic on Interstate 81 will not be affected by these closures. All work is weather permitting.

The I-81 truck climbing lane project valued at $74.2 million was awarded by Commonwealth Transportation Board on Feb. 5, 2009 to W. C. English Inc. of Lynchburg. The work zone is along the northbound lanes from mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, which is just north of Lexington. The project includes adding a third lane, allowing the two far right lanes for trucks with all three lanes open to non-tractor trailer vehicles. Also included in the project is bridge reconstruction at Route 716, Route 712 and Route 710, plus left and right shoulder work, guardrail work and drainage work.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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