Overnight Closures of I-81 Northbound Exit 225 Off-Ramp in Augusta County for Shoulder Work

Staunton District

I-81 Traffic
I-81 traffic at exit 225

STAUNTON – The northbound Interstate 81 Exit 225 off-ramp to Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed on Wednesday and Thursday nights (March 20-21). The closures are from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night, to allow contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation to perform shoulder-strengthening work along I-81 in the Staunton area. 

All northbound I-81 drivers needing access to Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway):

  • Continue north on I-81 and take Exit 227 off-ramp to Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road).
  • Turn left at the end of the off-ramp onto Route 612 crossing over I-81.
  • Turn left onto I-81 southbound on-ramp.
  • Merge onto I-81 southbound and continue south.
  • Take the Exit 225 off-ramp to access Route 262.

Signs and digital message boards will advise motorists of the ramp closure and detour. All work is weather permitting.

Shoulder-strengthening work is an early stage in the widening of northbound and southbound I-81 between exit 221 (I-64 junction) and exit 225. The project is part of the I-81 Corridor Improvement Program (CIP), which aims to improve safety, increase reliability and foster economic growth along the 325-mile corridor in Virginia. Additional information about the program is at Improve81.org.

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 511Virginia.org. 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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