Nighttime lane, ramp closures expected on I-581 in Roanoke

Crews say the closures will be between Valley View Boulevard and Elm Avenue from Sept. 13 through Sept. 19

ROANOKE, Va. – Heads up, Roanoke drivers!

According to VDOT, a pavement overlay on SB Interstate 581 will cause lane closures and temporary ramp closures during the night between Valley View Boulevard and Elm Avenue.

VDOT officials said the work will allow the pavement to last longer and is more cost-effective than trying to repave the road.

“It is possible that there could be some loose gravel out there, especially on the interstates where drivers are at high speeds. If that does happen and your vehicle is damaged there is a way that you can file a claim, you can call our 1-800 number,” Jason Bond, VDOT spokesperson said.

Crews said, weather permitting, lane closures will be in place each night between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Sept. 13 through Sept. 19.

Temporary ramp closures are planned at Orange Avenue, the Downtown exit, and Elm Avenue, according to VDOT. Officials said those southbound ramp closures will take place between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

See traffic updates on Virginia 511.

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