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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA17-118

June 27, 2017



SOUTHBOUND I-81 RAMP CLOSURES TONIGHT AT EXIT 247 IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

STAUNTON – An additional night of ramp closures has been scheduled for southbound Interstate 81 exit 247 (Route 33/Harrisonburg) in Rockingham County. The southbound deceleration and acceleration ramps will close from 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, through 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 28. This schedule change is due to equipment issues related to paving operations.

The following detours will be in place:

  • Southbound I-81 motorists needing to access Route 33 will use exit 251 and follow Route 11 south to Route 33.
  • Route 33 motorists needing to access southbound I-81 will follow Route 33 west, Route 11 south and then Route 253 east to I-81 at exit 245.

Paving on the southbound I-81 mainline continues from mile markers 248 to 242 with alternating lane closures. This work is scheduled for the nights of June 27 and June 28 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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.

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

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