The lane closure on Interstate 81 North in Roanoke County was removed just before noon Thursday, according to VDOT.

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A paving project on Interstate 81 North in Roanoke County is causing a traffic slowdown for the second straight day.

One lane of I-81 North is closed while crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation are repairing pavement between mile markers 138 and 140. At one point traffic was slowed down all the way back to the Dixie Caverns Exit (mile marker 132).

We also heard reports of a backup on Route 460 in the Salem area.

According to the VDOT, there is no estimate for when the project will be finished.