BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – Overnight paving that was extended into Thursday morning due to equipment failure has closed a portion of I-81 South and an exit, according to VDOT.
Exit 168 onto I-81 South is closed, and I-81 South between 169.5 and 168 will be closed until 9 a.m.
Buchanan drivers will need to use exit 162 onto southbound I-81.
COMMUTER ALERT: Right lane of SB I-81 in Botetourt Co. is closed between MM 169.5 & 168 till 9 a.m. Overnight paving extended due to equipment breakdown. Exit 168 ramp onto SB I-81 is closed. Buchanan drivers need to use exit 162 onto SB I-81. Updates at https://t.co/6KatG7BcSD pic.twitter.com/3XwEz24kSB— VDOT Salem (@VaDOTSalem) June 17, 2021