WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Soil Removal to Resume on I-64 at Afton Mt. on Monday

May 17, 2013

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) emergency project on Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain will resume on Monday, May 20 and continue through Thursday, May 23.

Intermittent closures of I-64 will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day and continue throughout the day.

The interstate closures will last 30-45 minutes and the work will end no later than 8:30 PM.

The project involves removal of an area of unstable soil from Afton Mountain above the highway at milepost 100.3 in Albemarle County.

The closures will affect traffic from Exit 107 (Route 250/Rockfish Gap Turnpike) at Crozet to Exit 96 (Route 624/S. Delphine Avenue) at Waynesboro.

Work may be suspended during rain or foggy conditions to ensure the safety of the personnel working with the heavy equipment on the slope and motorists using the highway.

Drivers should expect significant congestion and delays; passenger vehicles are encouraged to use Route 250 as an alternate route.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 207912851