March 15, 2014
ALBEMARLE COUNTY -- Traffic restrictions on Interstate 64 will resume Monday, May 13, as the Virginia Department of Transportation continues its emergency project on Afton Mountain in Albemarle County.
VDOT is working to remove an area of unstable soil from Afton Mountain above the highway at milepost 100.3. The department needs the work extension to finish removing the soil as quickly as possible.
Starting Monday, May 13, the interstate will be closed at about 6:30 a.m. for about one hour. Additional closures will happen during the day, but not until after 9 a.m. Each restriction will last 30 to 45 minutes, with the work ending no later than 8:30 p.m. After each closure, the road will reopen until the traffic clears. The closures will affect traffic from Exit 107, the Route 250/Rockfish Gap Turnpike exit, at Crozet to Exit 96, the Route 624/S. Delphine Avenue exit, at Waynesboro. Passenger vehicles are encouraged to use Route 250 as an alternate route; significant congestion and delays are expected. The work may be suspended during rain or foggy conditions.
Message boards along I-64 will advise drivers of the closures and congestion in the area.