Traffic shift on westbound Route 33 in Harrisonburg scheduled for June 18


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STAUNTON — Motorists should be alert for travel-lane shifts on Tuesday, June 18, on westbound Route 33 (East Market Street) in Harrisonburg. The travel-lane shifts will take place around the Interstate 81 exit 247 interchange, between the Linda Lane/Burgess Road intersection and the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway.

Just west of Linda Lane/Burgess Road, westbound Route 33 drivers will shift onto newly built roadway and the first phase of the new bridge over I-81. After crossing the interstate, westbound Route 33 drivers will then shift back onto the original roadway. These travel-lane shifts will take place on June 18 during daylight hours.

From 8 p.m. Tuesday through 7 a.m. Wednesday, the ramp from northbound I-81 to westbound Route 33 at exit 247B will be closed. This overnight closure allows contractors to lay new asphalt connecting the ramp to the realigned portion of westbound Route 33.

All work is weather permitting.

A work-zone speed limit of 25 miles an hour is in place on Route 33 eastbound and westbound for the duration of the project, which is scheduled for completion in summer 2026.

VDOT contractors are replacing the two Route 33 bridges over I-81 at exit 247 and the two railway bridges just west of the interchange. The project also includes several improvements to the exit 247 interchange. Additional information is available on the VDOT project page.

In July 2022 a $43.3 million contract was awarded to Triton Construction Inc. of Virginia, headquartered in St. Albans, W.Va.

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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