VDOT to Resume Afton Project Next Week

May 8, 2013

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) emergency project to remove unstable soil from a slope above Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain will be suspended for the rest of the week due to weather conditions.

The work will resume Monday, weather permitting.

Beginning at 9 a.m. 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.

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.

VDOT is removing an area of unstable soil from Afton Mountain above the highway.

The project is dependent on good weather since the heavy equipment excavating and removing the soil is unable to work on the steep slope when the dirt is saturated by rain.

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