Weather permitting, 16-hour lane closures will be in place this weekend as part of the paving and milling project on I-81 in Botetourt County between mile marker 149 and 152.

The extended weekend lane closures will be as follows:

  • I-81 northbound from mile marker 150 to 151.5 will have a right lane closure in place from 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 19 until the following morning at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 20.
  • I-81 northbound from mile marker 150 to 151.5 will have a right lane closure in place from 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20 until the following morning at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 21.

Work in this area is being performed Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. with alternating lane closures.

The on-ramp to I-81 north from US 220 may be closed periodically  between midnight and 5 a.m. during this project.

Drivers should use caution in the work zone and watch message boards. Expect delays in the area.

For the latest information on this closure, visit www.511Virginia.org or follow us on Twitter at @VaDOTSalem.