Overnight Route 33 Closures April 16 – 20 in Harrisonburg

I-81 Off-Ramps at Exit 247 also Closed; Traffic to be Detoured

Route 33 Bridges
Route 33 Bridge Construction in Harrisonburg

STAUNTON — Overnight closures of eastbound and westbound Route 33 (East Market Street) in Harrisonburg are scheduled for Sunday through Thursday nights, April 16-20, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Route 33 will be closed between the intersection of Carlton Street and the intersection of Burgess Road/Linda Lane. The overnight closures are for stormwater drainage and paving work. All work is weather permitting.

The following detour routes will be in place:

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

All northbound I-81 drivers who need to access Route 33 during the work hours will take exit 247A. Digital message signs will then guide westbound Route 33 drivers to follow the posted detour route.

All southbound I-81 drivers who need to access Route 33 during the work hours will take exit 247B. Digital message signs will then guide eastbound Route 33 drivers to follow the posted detour route.

All detours will be lifted during non-work hours, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

The April 16-20 work is part of a project to replace the two Route 33 bridges over Interstate 81 at exit 247 and the two railroad bridges just west of the interchange. The project also includes a new shared-use path in the median of Route 33 and operational improvements at the exit 247 interchange.

Project details, construction updates and traffic advisories can be found on the VDOT website:

Harrisonburg City – Interstate 81 Exit 247 Ramps and Route 33 Bridges over I-81 and Norfolk Southern Railroad

A work-zone speed limit of 25 miles an hour is in place on Route 33 for the duration of the project, which is expected to last into 2026. The work zone is closed to pedestrian traffic.

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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