Roadwork makes portion of roadway one-lane temporarily

Construction on northbound United States Highway 81/287 in Montague County will result in a lane reduction starting Sept. 5.
Construction crews building the realignment at the Montague and Wise County line need to close one traffic lane of the existing freeway to tie in the new pavement. This project is straightening out the curve at this location as well as adjusting the exit ramp for Spur 511.
Motorists will have only one lane to travel in for approximately one mile. The freeway will open to full capacity later this fall.