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The Virginia Department of Transportation is scheduled to pour concrete for the widening of Route 840 (Water Plant Road) over I-81 southbound in Warren County on Tuesday, September 19.
The work requires the overnight lane closure of the left lane from 8 pm to 7 am from mile marker 298 to 300, near the I-81 and I 66 junction.
This is a regularly congested area so motorists should use caution when traveling through the work zone.
Drivers using Route 840 should be alert for flagger controlled traffic at the overpass bridge during the time of the scheduled work.
The bridge widening is part of the larger project to extend the on-ramp from I-66 to ease congestion and enhance safety.
The contract was originally awarded to Triton Construction for $7.1 million in May of 2022 with completion scheduled for November of 2024.
For up to date travel information, head to 511virginia.org.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is planning to shut down the ramp between I-66 westbound and I-81 southbound overnight from November 6th to November 9th.
The ramp and lane closures will take place from 8 pm to 7 am.
During that time, the left southbound lane of I-81 will also be closed between mile marker 303 and 298.
Motorists traveling from 66 to 81 southbound will need to first follow 81 north to exit 302 in Middletown then use that interchange to enter 81 south.
This is the beginning of the exit 300 improvement project which will extend the acceleration lane and replace the bridge over Route 840.
The work zone around the area will then be 55 mph for the remainder of the project.
The project is scheduled for completion in November of 2024 and will cost over $7 million.
For additional information on the project, click here.