All Route 33 eastbound lanes on the Interstate 81 overpass bridges at Exit 247 will close for night of May 13

Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County

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STAUNTON — All eastbound lanes of Route 33 (East Market Street) will close on the Interstate 81 overpass bridge project on Monday, May 13 beginning at 8 p.m. in the City of Harrisonburg.  This is at exit 247 on I-81. The lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Bridge deck work will be performed.

The Route 33 lane closures extend from Carlton Street to the Burgess Road/Linda Lane intersection.

Drivers should use the following detour:

Eastbound Route 33 drivers will turn right on South Carlton Street, left on Reservoir Street, left on Evelyn Byrd Avenue, and then left on Burgess Road to return to Route 33.

The I-81 southbound entrance ramp from the Route 33 eastbound lanes will remain open.

All southbound I-81 drivers who need to access Route 33 eastbound during the work hours will take exit 247B. Digital message boards will be posted along the I-81 southbound lanes in advance of exit 247, alerting motorist that exit ramp 247A will be closed and to use exit 247B. Detour signs will then guide eastbound Route 33 drivers to follow the posted detour route.

All work is weather permitting.

VDOT contractors are replacing the two Route 33 bridges over I-81 at exit 247 and the two railway bridges just west of the interchange. The project also includes several improvements to the exit 247 interchange. A work-zone speed limit of 25 miles an hour is in place on Route 33 for the duration of the project, which is scheduled for completion in summer 2026. Additional information is available on the VDOT project page.

In July 2022 a $43.3 million contract was awarded to Triton Construction Inc. of Virginia, headquartered in St. Albans, W.Va.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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