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Soil Removal to Resume on I-64 at Afton on Monday
5/17/2013

Intermittent highway closures will continue through Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project on Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain will resume on Monday, May 20 and continue through Thursday, May 23. Intermittent closures of I-64 will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day and continue throughout the day.

The interstate closures will last 30-45 minutes and the work will end no later than 8:30 p.m. After each closure the interstate will be reopened until the traffic clears.

The project involves removal of an area of unstable soil from Afton Mountain above the highway at milepost 100.3 in Albemarle County. Motorists should be aware that the work may be suspended during rain or foggy conditions to ensure the safety of the personnel working with the heavy equipment on the slope and motorists using the highway.

The closures will affect traffic from Exit 107 (Route 250/Rockfish Gap Turnpike) at Crozet to Exit 96 (Route 624/S. Delphine Avenue) at Waynesboro. Drivers should expect significant congestion and delays; passenger vehicles are encouraged to use Route 250 as an alternate route. Message boards along I-64 will advise motorists of the closures and congestion in the area.

Motorists should check VDOT’s traffic information web site, www.511virginia.org, or call 511 for real-time information about traffic conditions and delays. Android and iPhone users can also download a free 511 app that provides real-time traffic information based on their location.


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