Lane and ramp closures August 23 – 24 at interchange of I-81 and I-66 for bridge work

Warren-Frederick county line

Road Work Ahead
Road Work Sign

STAUNTON — Bridge repairs require overnight traffic restrictions Wednesday and Thursday nights, August 23-24, at the junction of Interstates 81 and 66 near the Warren-Frederick county line. Contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation will be working on the I-81 southbound bridge over Route 840 (Water Plant Road).

From 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights:

  • The I-81 southbound left lane will be closed near mile marker 300.
  • The ramp from I-66 westbound to I-81 southbound will be closed. Motorists will detour onto I-81 northbound and then take exit 302 (Middletown), where they can access the on-ramp to I-81 southbound.

The interchange of I-81 and I-66 is a congested area with an ongoing construction project that has a work-zone speed limit of 55 miles an hour. Motorists are advised to be alert and expect delays. All work is weather permitting.

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

Obtain traffic alerts and traveler information by dialing 511 or visiting For other assistance, call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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