SALEM – Weather permitting, a lane closure will begin at 8 p.m. tonight on southbound Interstate 81 for construction related to the five-mile truck climbing lane project on southbound I-81 in Montgomery County between mile markers 120 and 125. The closure will be in place until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.
The lane closure was originally scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.
Contactors will continue paving operations in the area.
Additional lane closures are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11 and Thursday, Sept. 12. These closures will begin at 10 p.m. each night and will continue until 6 a.m. the following morning.
Work on the truck climbing lane project is expected to be completed in November 2013. For traffic information and updates, visit www.511Virginia.org.