Construction on I-81 and Route 606 begins Tuesday night in Rockbridge County

Roanoke Valley News

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Drivers can expect closures along Interstate 81 starting on Tuesday night in Rockbridge County.

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be working on a $4.7 million project to help reduce traffic congestion and improve safety at I-81 and Route 606 (Raphine Road).

Ramp closures are slated for several nights starting Tuesday, Sept. 7. During that time, crews will place temporary concrete barriers along the ramps. Virginia State Police (VSP) will help to enforce the closures between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. in the following locations:

  • Sept. 7-9: The off-ramp from southbound I-81 to Route 606 will be closed

If you need to get to Route 606, VDOT has this detour, drivers can take Exit 213A (Greenville) and then follow Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) south to Route 606.

This construction project is part of Virginia’s SMART SCALE program and I-81 Corridor Improvement Program fund. The project will include ramp extensions, turn lanes, shoulder widening, and turning-radius improvements.

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