Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
540-292-2500 (cell)

Ken Slack 540-332-9264
540-292-2500 (cell)

April 4, 2014


STAUNTON – Drivers using parts of Interstates 81 and 66 should be alert for mobile left-lane closures on Saturday, April 5, 2014. This will accommodate a Virginia Department of Transportation mapping vehicle, along with several escort trucks for safety and traffic control.


The closures will begin at first light on I-81 northbound at the Augusta-Rockingham county line, and continue east on I-66 into Fauquier County. The vehicles will then return to their start point by using I-66 westbound and I-81 southbound. This mobile operation should finish by 1 p.m. Saturday. The vehicles will travel about 40 miles an hour, but some traffic delays are possible.


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


Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 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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