Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
April 29, 2016
I-81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURE IN AUGUSTA COUNTY FOR EMERGENCY BRIDGE WORK
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has closed the right lane of northbound Interstate 81 for emergency bridge-deck repairs near mile marker 210 in Augusta County. This morning interstate maintenance crews reported the damage on the I-81 northbound bridge over Route 675 (Broadhead School Road).
Expect delays on northbound I-81 as a result of the lane closure. Motorists may consider using Route 11 as an alternate route by taking exit 195 (Lexington), following Route 11 north and rejoining the interstate just north of Greenville.
There is no estimate yet on when the repairs will be complete, but VDOT will release additional information when it is available. 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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