SALEM – Beginning Sunday, March 10, nighttime detours and lane closures are scheduled for northbound and southbound Interstate 81 as part of the ongoing road construction project to build a five-mile truck climbing lane along southbound I- 81 in Montgomery County between mile markers 120 and 125.
Northbound detours will take place on Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11, beginning at 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning. Northbound I-81 traffic will be detoured at exit 118 (Christiansburg) onto Route 11/460 and back onto I-81 at exit 132 (Dixie Caverns).
Southbound lane closures will take place Sunday, March 11 through Thursday, March 14. The closures will begin at 9 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.
Dates and times are tentative and could be adjusted due to weather or work schedule. Signs and message boards will be in place to alert drivers to these traffic detours.
Work on the truck climbing lane project is expected to be completed in November 2013.
For traffic information and updates, visit www.511Virginia.org.