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Multi-day Detour on I-81

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VDOT has announced a multi-day detour scheduled for I81 northbound in Montgomery County. This is part of a maintenance project to rehabilitate pavement between mile markers 121 and 125.

The detour will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 6 and will be in place for 24 hours a day for eight days.

Here's a look at the schedule.

Daytime Detour (6 a.m. - 10 p.m.):

One lane of northbound I81 will be open for tractor trailer traffic. All other traffic will be detoured onto Rt 11/460 at exit 118C in Christiansburg and return to I81 at Dixie Caverns.

Nighttime Detour (10 p.m. - 6 a.m.):

All northbound traffic will be detoured onto Rt 11/460 at exit 118C in Christiansburg and return to I81 at exit 132.

Drivers should give themselves extra time to reach their destinations and expect some delays.

Weather and work schedule permitting, the northbound lanes will reopen to traffic by Monday April 14.

After this date, the contractor will resume nightly closures to complete the work.