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July 13, 2012


STAUNTON – Two slow-roll lane closures are scheduled for Interstate 81 in Rockingham County next week.  All slow-roll lane closures will be done by the Virginia State Police.

On Sunday, July 15 Shentel will be installing an overhead line across I-81.  The slow-roll lane closure will be done in two phases, both scheduled to occur between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.  The first slow-roll will be on both I-81 northbound lanes between exit 247 at Route 33 in Harrisonburg and exit 251 at Route 11 north of Harrisonburg.  The second slow-roll will be on both I-81 southbound lanes between exit 251 and exit 247.  

On Tuesday, July 17 the slow-roll is scheduled for approximately 10 a.m.  All I-81 northbound and southbound lanes will have simultaneous slow-roll closures between exit 240 at Route 257 near Mount Crawford and Bridgewater and exit 243 at Route 11 in Harrisonburg.  Blasting for a stormwater retention pond for a construction site adjacent to the interstate will be occurring near mile marker 241.

All work is weather permitting.  Slow-roll times are subject to change based on various set-up operations with contractors.

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

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