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I-81 construction and delay reminders

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA -

On Sunday, Aug. 25, a southbound detour will be in place from 6:30 p.m. until 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).

Signs and message boards will be in place to alert drivers.

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In order to reconstruct an unstable slope on southbound Interstate 81 near mile marker 124 in Montgomery County, contractors have scheduled to blast on Monday, Aug. 26

As a safety precaution, slow roll lane closures during blasting will be in place on north and southbound I-81 beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m.

State Police will slow traffic in both directions to keep the area near the blast clear of traffic. Once the blast has occurred, traffic will be released to travel at a normal speed.

Drivers should expect delays.

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