VDOT News - Salem

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Jen Ward 540-387-5238
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Sept. 17, 2020



SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS ON SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
Exit 167 to close permanently in October

A project to improve the S-curves along southbound I-81 in Botetourt County between mile markers 167.4 and 169.5 is underway.  

This project will enhance safety and improve vehicle traction.  Work includes repaving the travel lanes, applying new pavement markers and installing underground pavement drains.  

The project also includes permanently closing and removing the southbound off ramp at exit 167 (Buchanan) to reduce speed differentials, conflict points and lane changes associated with exiting vehicles.

The ramp is scheduled to close on October 1.

Drivers can expect the speed limit in the work zone to be reduced to 60 mph and nighttime lane closures.

Adams Construction of Roanoke is the contractor with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) overseeing work on the project which is expected to be completed in summer 2021.  The construction contract is valued at $3.7 million. 



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