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I581 weekend traffic changes and detours

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DOWNTOWN ROANOKE - VDOT has announced plans to change traffic patterns along I581 as part of the ongoing Elm Avenue Interchange project.  Work is scheduled to begin tonight at 9 p.m. and last until Tuesday morning.  The closures and changes will take place overnight over the course of four nights.

When completed, the left lanes of northbound and southbound I-581 will be closed and the center and right lanes will be open to traffic. This traffic pattern will remain in place until the end of the improvement project in summer 2015.

Here are the detailed impacts for each night of work:

Friday, May 9: from 9 p.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday morning, southbound I-581 will be reduced to one lane. The right and center lanes will be closed to remove barricades. The southbound ramp leading from I-581 to Elm Avenue will be closed. When work is completed Saturday morning, all three southbound lanes of I-581 will be open to traffic and the ramp will reopen.

Saturday, May 10: from 9 p.m. until 10 a.m. Sunday morning, northbound I-581 will be reduced to one lane. The right and center lanes will be closed to remove barricades. The northbound ramp leading from I-581 to Elm Avenue will be closed. When work is completed Sunday morning, all three southbound lanes of I-581 will be open to traffic and the ramp will reopen.

Sunday, May 11: from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday morning, the contractor will close the center and left lanes, reducing southbound I-581 to one lane to install barricades. When the work is completed, the left lane of I-581 will be closed leaving the right and center lanes open.

Monday, May 12: from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, the contractor will close the center and left lanes, reducing northbound I-581 to one lane to install barricades. When the work is completed, the left lane of I-581 will be closed leaving the right and center lanes open.