Southbound I-81 Lane Closures and Slow Roll Near Staunton Rescheduled for April 11

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STAUNTON — Motorists should be alert for nighttime delays on southbound Interstate 81 on Tuesday, April 11, in Augusta County near Staunton. Contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation are scheduled to remove a large overhead sign at mile marker 222.4. The operation, which was rescheduled from last week, will require lane and on-ramp closures and slow-roll traffic control.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, the right and center lanes of southbound I-81 will be closed between exit 222 (Route 250/Staunton) and exit 221 (to eastbound I-64). Southbound I-81 motorists will be able to access I-64 eastbound at exit 221, but the on-ramp from Route 250 onto southbound I-81 will be closed.

Between 11:30 p.m. and 12 midnight, law enforcement will lead a southbound I-81 slow traffic roll starting at exit 227 (Route 612/Verona) and proceeding south past the work zone. The slow traffic roll will create a roughly 15-minute gap in traffic to allow a crane to remove the overhead sign. During the slow traffic roll, the on-ramp to southbound I-81 from exit 225 (Route 262/Woodrow Wilson Parkway) will be briefly closed.

Lane and ramp closures are scheduled to be lifted by 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 12. All work is weather permitting.

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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