SALEM – Nighttime northbound detours are scheduled on Interstate 81 for the ongoing road construction project to build a five-mile truck climbing lane on southbound I- 81 in Montgomery County between mile markers 120 and 125. The detours will be in place Sunday, June 9 through Thursday, June 13.
The northbound detours will begin 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).
The speed limit has been reduced to 55 miles per hour in the work zone. Drivers should be alert to changing traffic patterns and the reduced speed limit.
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.
Work on the truck climbing lane project is expected to be completed in November 2013.
For traffic information and updates, visit www.511Virginia.org.