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I-81 Paving Operations

Lane closures may be in place during nighttime hours, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., on I-81, northbound and southbound, for paving operations.

I-81 left lane southbound from mile marker 116 to 114

I-81 left lane northbound from mile marker 112 to 114

I-81 right lane southbound from mile marker 102 to 104.3

I-81 pavement rehabilitation in Pulaski County

Between mile markers 105 and 103, nighttime lane closures for paving on Interstate 81 will be in place in Pulaski County, Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

I-81 bridge repairs over James River, Route 43 & Route 625

Weather permitting, alternating lane closures may be in place on north and southbound I-81 between mile marker 164 and 166. On Sunday night work will be between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday – Thursday nights work will be between 7 pm and 6 am. Work will include improvements to the shoulders and repairs to the bridge deck over the James River in Botetourt County. Estimated completion of this project is fall 2017.

A motorcycle detour will be in place on I-81 northbound beginning at exit 162. All motorcycles must exit I-81 northbound at Exit 162 and follow the motorcycle detour on Route 11 northbound to re-enter I-81 northbound at Exit 167. This detour will be in effect continuously until October 2017.

I-81 Northbound pavement repairs MM 149-152

Weather permitting, alternating lane closures will be in place on a section of I-81 northbound from mile marker 149 to mile marker 152. Work will include milling, paving, pavement marking and guardrail upgrades. Work will be performed Sunday – Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The on ramp to I-81 north from Route 220 north may be closed at times from midnight to 5 a.m. Estimated completion is fall 2017.

Extended weekend lane closures are scheduled as follows:

Friday, July 7, right lane closure from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 8, right lane closure from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m.

The on ramp to I-81 north from Route 220 will be closed from 8 p.m. to midnight. Drivers at the exit 150 interchange requiring access to northbound I-81 will need to use Route 11 to return to I-81 north at the exit 156 on ramp. A detour for access to Route 11 is currently in place at this interchange and signs are posted to guide motorists.

I-81 bridge deck overlays from MM 137-140

Weather permitting, alternating lane closures may be in place on north and southbound I-81 between mile marker 137 and 140 Sunday – Thursday nights between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Work will include improvements to the shoulders and repairs to the bridge deck of the bridges on I-81 over Route 635 (Goodwin Ave.) and Route 619 (Wildwood Rd.) Daytime lane closures may also be in place on Route 635 (Goodwin Ave.) and Route 619 (Wildwood Rd.) at various times for repairs beneath the bridges. Estimated completion is fall 2017.

I-81 Northbound New River bridge replacement in Montgomery County

Lane and shoulder closures maybe in place near exit 105. Lane closure maybe in effect during the week from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Shoulder closures maybe in effect at any time during the week. Speed limit is reduced to 60 miles per hour in the work zone. Estimated completion: December 2020.

The I-81northbound exit 105 off-ramp will be closed Sunday through Friday nights until July 14 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Alternating left and right, north and southbound lane closures are in place to demolish the Route 232 bridge. This will likely continue Sunday through Friday nights from 8pm to 6am.

Today through Friday, nighttime lane closures with slow rolls for beam removal. Slow rolls will be 15-20 min maximum length. Slow rolls could also be from July 10 through the 14 if weather does not permit work next week.

Route 605 (Little River Dam Road), lane closures with flagging from 7am to 7pm. Shoulder closures will remain in place though the duration of the project.

I-581 sound wall staining

Shoulder closures may be in place for work to clean and stain the sound barrier walls on I-581 between Hershberger Road and Liberty Road. Work will be between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Estimated completion is late June early July.

I-581 lane closures

Bridge deck repairs will take place on I-581 in Roanoke, northbound and southbound from Wiley Road to Walnut Avenue and from Orange Avenue to 10th Street, during nighttime hours, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers should expect one lane of travel to be open with the center and right lanes to be closed.