Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
March 18, 2016
INTERSTATE 81 SOUTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES MARCH 21 – 25 IN FREDERICK COUNTY
STAUNTON – Motorists can expect overnight lane closures on southbound Interstate 81 in Frederick County during the week of March 21 to 25, 2016. The right lane is scheduled to close between mile marker 310 and 309 on Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. All work is weather permitting.
The I-81 southbound right-lane closures allow contractors to remove concrete barriers that were needed during construction of a new on-ramp and acceleration lane. This work is part of the exit 310 interchange reconstruction project near Winchester. The speed limit on I-81 northbound and southbound through the exit 310 work zone is 60 miles per hour.
The exit 310 project reconstructs the interchange ramps on I-81 at the southern end of Route 37. The new interchange will feature a “spread diamond” configuration that widens and spreads the ramps outward from their current intersections with Route 37. The project extends existing turn lanes and adds dual right- and left-turn lanes to improve traffic flow on the ramps and on Route 37 and Route 11.
The expanded configuration will relocate and connect Route 642 (Tasker Road) and Route 847 (Hillandale Lane) with a segment of Route 37 to be built east of I-81. West of the interstate, this project will modify the ramps at the Route 37 interchange with Route 11.
General Excavation Inc. (GEI) of Warrenton, Va. was awarded a construction contract valued at nearly $25 million. The exit 310 project is scheduled for completion in May 2018. For more information, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/i-81_exit_310.asp.
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