The following is a list of forecasted highway projects that may impact traffic traveling in the 12-county Salem Transportation District this week.
Work schedules and construction project timelines are always subject to change and weather dependent. For the most current traffic and road work information, call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org.
On the 511 website, drivers can also sign up to receive personalized traffic alerts, view traffic cameras or download the free Android or iPhone mobile app. You can also follow 511 Twitter feeds for the southwest area of Virginia at @511southwestva or follow @VaDOTSalem for traffic and general information on projects in the Salem District area.
The Salem District covers Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
I-81 sensor removal at weigh station – Lane closures may be in place on I-81 southbound and northbound at mile markers 147-149 in Botetourt County for the removal of sensors at the weigh stations.
• I-81 northbound, right lane closure, 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. the following morning, October 6-7
• I-81 southbound, right lane closure, 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. the following morning, October 7-8
District wide interstate guardrail upgrades– Work is scheduled for guardrail upgrades on I-81 at various locations in Pulaski, Montgomery, Botetourt, and Roanoke Counties. Work is also scheduled for locations on I-581 in Roanoke. Lane or shoulder closures will occur for this work between the hours of 8 PM to 6 AM, Sunday night to Friday morning.
I-81 bridge deck paving operations – Lane closures may be in place during nighttime hours, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., on I-81, northbound and southbound, for paving operations over bridge decks.
• I-81 northbound, left and right lane closures at mile marker 112 to 114, October 2-5
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. Shoulder closures will remain in place though the duration of the project.