Expect delays on southbound I-81 near Winchester through Friday evening for emergency bridge work

VDOT Staunton District

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STAUNTON — The right lane of southbound Interstate 81 is closed at the bridge over the Winchester & Western Railroad at mile marker 317.3 in Frederick County. The location is just south of exit 317 (Route 11) in the Winchester area. The exit 317 on-ramp from Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike) onto southbound I-81 is also closed.

These closures are due to emergency repairs to the southbound I-81 bridge over the railroad. Contractors are expected to work on repairs through the afternoon and into the nighttime hours of Friday, June 23. All work is weather permitting.

Route 11 motorists who need to access southbound I-81 can take Route 11 south to Route 37 (the Winchester bypass) and travel south for about nine miles to the I-81 exit 310 interchange. Southbound I-81 motorists can also use this route to avoid congestion due to the bridge work.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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