Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
April 13, 2015
ALL I-81 NORTHBOUND LANES HAVE REOPENED AT SINKHOLE SITE IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY
STAUNTON – (3:50 p.m.) All northbound lanes on Interstate 81 have reopened at the sinkhole site at mile marker 284 in Shenandoah County. The Virginia State Police performed a slow roll for traffic on I-81 to help clear out the traffic backups around 2:45 p.m.
The contractor has completed the excavation and filling of the sinkhole. Pavement has been applied to the road surfaced and cooled to an appropriate temperature that can support traffic.
Motorists should expect significant traffic delays in this area as traffic clears from extensive backups. Backups up to 13 miles have been reported in the area at various times.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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