I-81 construction and delay reminders - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

I-81 construction and delay reminders

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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.



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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