TRAFFIC ALERT: I-81 Montgomery County detours Thursday night - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-81 Montgomery County detours Thursday night

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VDOT news release

On Thursday, May 2, a nighttime southbound detour will be in place on Interstate 81 between mile markers 120 and 125 as part of the ongoing road construction project to build a five-mile truck climbing lane along southbound I-81 in Montgomery County.

The detour will be in place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning.

Southbound I-81 traffic will be detoured at exit 132 (Dixie Caverns) onto Route 11/460 and back onto I-81 at exit 118 (Christiansburg).

The date and times are tentative and could be adjusted due to weather or work schedule.  Signs and message boards will be in place to alert drivers to detour.

Work on the truck climbing lane project is expected to be completed in November 2013.

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