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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)

Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA15-257

Nov. 18, 2015



BOTH SOUTHBOUND LANES OPEN ON I-81 IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

STAUNTON – (11:15 a.m.) Both southbound lanes have reopened on Interstate 81 in Rockingham County. Earlier this morning a dump truck struck the underside of the Route 793 bridge, near mile marker 261 south of New Market. Engineers from the Virginia Department of Transportation have inspected the bridge and determined that it is safe for interstate traffic to pass beneath it.

 

Route 793 (Concord Church Road) is restricted to single lane at the bridge over I-81, where drivers will be directed to follow a stop-and-proceed traffic pattern.

 

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 511Virginia.org. 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.

 

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 www.VirginiaDOT.org.

 

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