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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA17-199

Dec. 11, 2017



I-81 PAVING WORK MAY EXTEND INTO TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is completing paving work on Interstate 81 in Augusta County from mile marker 212 to 214 northbound and southbound including exit 213. This work begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 11 and may extend beyond 7 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12. The I-81 exit 213 southbound on-ramp may be closed during the morning hours as paving progresses. Expect delays.

Earlier plans were to pave the nights of December 11 and again December 12. Due to sub-freezing temperatures forecasted for the night of December 12 this schedule has changed.

The paving project includes work on both the southbound and northbound on-ramps from Route 11 at exit 213. On December 11 work will begin on the northbound side of I-81 and once complete southbound work will be done. Motorists should follow posted detours. Travelers should expect alternating lane closures.

Use extreme caution in this congested area.

All work is weather permitting.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. 

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at http://www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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

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