As part of the ongoing road construction project to build a five-mile truck climbing lane along southbound Interstate 81 in Montgomery County between mile markers 120 and 125, a nighttime lane closure and detour have been scheduled to alter the traffic pattern on the Route 641 (Den Hill Road) bridge.
Monday, November 12: Right lane closure of southbound I-81 at Den Hill Road (Route 641) bridge from 9pm to 6am;
Wednesday, November 14: Southbound detour at exit 132 (Dixie Caverns) onto Route 11/460 and back onto I-81 at exit 118 (Christiansburg) from 9pm to 6am. A new traffic pattern will be in effect beginning November 15 on this portion of I-81.
Dates and times are tentative and could be adjusted due to weather or work schedule. Signs and 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.