I-81 Blasting Halted This Weekend - WSET.com - ABC13

I-81 Blasting Halted This Weekend


Reporter: David Tate

Blacksburg, VA - If you're heading to Blacksburg this weekend for graduation, there's some good news to tell you.

Blasting delays along Interstate 81 won't be a problem because VDOT officials say the next blasting date isn't until Monday in order to keep traffic moving.

Part of the contract agreement with the construction company is no blasting on football game days and graduation.

"We do expect there will be some additional traffic on Interstate 81 and we tried to eliminate some of that congestion by not detouring traffic and not having the backups," said Jason Bond with VDOT.

V-DOT also announced Thursday that new night time detours are planned where both north and southbound lanes will be closed.

Daytime detours should be over by Memorial Day.

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