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Posted on: April 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Temporary lane closures April 8-9 for VDOT project on I-81 Exit 114

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The bridge replacement of the two Interstate 81 bridges over Route 8 is underway. Traffic has moved onto the new bridge. Temporary lane closures, traffic shifts and road detours may be necessary during construction. Depending on the final design of the project, the estimated construction duration could be 24-30 months. Speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph and a temporary traffic signal will direct traffic on Route 8 throughout the duration of the project. Access to all properties will be maintained during construction. Estimated completion is summer 2021.

  • On Wednesday night, April 8 and Thursday night, April 9, left lane closures will be in place on Route 8 northbound and southbound from Flanagan Drive to the entrance/exit ramp of southbound I-81 at mile marker 114 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Route 8 may have alternating shoulder closures in the north and southbound lanes, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., between the I-81 on and off ramps, as needed. A pair of temporary traffic signals are actively controlling traffic movements for the on and off ramps from Route 8 onto I-81 and from I-81 onto Route 8. Message boards are alerting traffic to the change.
  • I-81 Exit 114 alternating ramp shoulder closures will be ongoing from mile marker 114 to 115, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Speed limit has been reduced from 70 to 60 mph in the work zone in the vicinity of exit 114.

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