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VDOT: Afton Mountain Work, I-64 Closures Extended

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Expect another week of delays along Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain. 

Thursday, VDOT announced the periodical delays will continue next week starting Monday and ending Thursday.

Crews are working to remove unstable soil near mile marker 100. Both sides of the interstate will be closed periodically for up to 45 minutes.

Drivers are urged to use alternate routes, including Route 250.


Virginia Department of Transportation
MEDIA RELEASE
 

I-64 EMERGENCY PROJECT WILL CONTINUE NEXT WEEK

Traffic restrictions resume April 29-May 2 while unstable soil is removed from Afton Mountain slope

CULPEPER – Intermittent traffic restrictions on Interstate 64 between Charlottesville and Waynesboro will resume next week during operations to remove unstable soil from Afton Mountain above the highway at milepost 100.3 in Albemarle County.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 29, traffic on I-64 will be restricted in both directions for 30-45 minutes. The restrictions will continue through the day, ending between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The westbound right shoulder will be closed and work zone activity will begin at 7 a.m. each day but traffic will not be restricted before 9 a.m. The work is expected to continue through Thursday, May 2.

The restrictions 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 expected 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.

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