Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 1, 2016
I-64 EASTBOUND CLOSING TODAY FOR EMERGENCY PAVEMENT REPAIRS IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
STAUNTON – Eastbound Interstate 64 is scheduled to close today (Monday, February 1) from about 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for emergency pavement repairs in Rockbridge County. The location is between exit 50 (Lexington/Kerrs Creek) and the junction of Interstate 81.
Through traffic on eastbound I-64 will detour at exit 27 in Alleghany County and follow Route 220 south. Drivers will then enter I-81 northbound at exit 150. The detour ends near mile marker 191, where eastbound I-64 merges with northbound I-81. Virginia State Police will enforce this detour route for all through traffic.
Local traffic only can reach the city of Lexington from eastbound I-64 by using exit 50, or from I-81 by using exit 188B or exit 195.
Signs and variable message boards on I-64 and I-81 advise motorists of the closure and guide them through the roughly 90-mile detour route. Work is scheduled to finish about 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.
The I-64 pavement repairs will take place just west of Lexington on the roadway approaches to the Maury River bridges, which are undergoing rehabilitation. Details on the Maury River bridges project and a high-resolution map of the temporary detour route are available here.
Drivers can find real-time traffic updates at 511Virginia.org., the Virginia 511 mobile app, or by calling 511. A variety of free tools for travelers is available at this link: Virginia 511 Resources.
VDOT also maintains several Twitter feeds to assist motorists. @I64VA and @I81VA are linked to the Virginia 511 system to offer continual traffic updates for those interstate corridors. The Staunton District Twitter feed at @VaDOTStaunton provides traffic and project information for Rockbridge, Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Warren, Clarke and Frederick counties.
VDOT Customer Service Center is available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.