Work on at the Exit 150 area requires extended lane closures and ramp closures this weekend, according to an announcement by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Weather permitting, alternating lane closures will be in place on a section of I-81 northbound from mile marker 149 to mile marker 152.

Work will include milling, paving, pavement marking and guardrail upgrades.  The on ramp to I-81 north from US 220 will closed as well.

Closures are scheduled for:

  • Friday, June 9, right lane closure from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 10, right lane closure from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m.
  • The on ramp to I-81 north from US 220 will be closed on June 9 and June 10 from 6 p.m. through the following morning at 10 a.m. Drivers at the Exit 150 interchange requiring access to northbound I-81 will need to use US 11 to return to I-81 north at the Exit 156 on ramp on Brughs Mill Road. A detour for access to US 11 is currently in place at this interchange and signs are posted to guide motorists.

Also, VDOT announced:

  • Route 666 Bridge Replacement – Beginning Friday June 23, Route 666 (White Church Road) in Botetourt County is scheduled to be closed for replacement of the bridge over North Fork Creek. The bridge is located at the intersection of Route 666 and Route 606 (Grove Hill Road). The road is scheduled to be closed from 9 a.m. Friday, June 23 until 9 a.m. Monday, June 26. Signs advising of the closure will be installed two weeks prior to closing the roadway. A detour will be in place with signs directing traffic around the closure.