Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
July 30, 2015
I-64 EASTBOUND LANE CLOSURES AUGUST 3 – 8 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight and early-morning lane closures on Interstate 64 eastbound in Augusta County during the week of August 3-8, 2015. These alternating lane closures from mile marker 93 to 89 are for shoulder work and pavement marking. This work is part of the reconstruction of I-64 exit 91 at Route 285 near Fishersville.
Drivers on eastbound I-64 can expect left or right lane closures as follows:
- Monday, August 3, from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.
- Wednesday through Saturday mornings, August 5-8, from 1 a.m. until 7 a.m.
All work is weather permitting.
When contractors finish the Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) project, the road will have four lanes for just over one mile, between Route 636/640 and Route 935 (Expo Road). A new bridge over I-64 will accommodate the additional through lanes and dual left-turn lanes at both on-ramps. Additional turn lanes at the Route 636/640 intersection will handle traffic from the nearby hospital complex. Route 285 will have a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded Shirley Contracting a $21 million design-build contract in September 2012. The company is performing the work in three phases, starting with construction of the new bridge over I-64 and widening the roadway to the west side of Route 285.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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