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June 12, 2015


STAUNTON – Overnight left lane closures are scheduled for Interstate 81 northbound and southbound in Frederick County beginning Monday, June 15 between mile marker 309 and 311 near Winchester. The closures are scheduled to take place Monday to Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Friday from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

These overnight lane closures on I-81 are expected to continue for about two months, and will allow contractors to begin shoulder widening as part of the exit 310 interchange modification project. Related work is taking place along Route 642 (Tasker Road) and Route 847 (Hillandale Lane) just east of the interchange. Drivers using these two roads can expect right shoulder closures 24 hours a day.

The exit 310 project will reconstruct the interchange ramps on I-81 at the southern end of Route 37. The new interchange will feature a “spread diamond” configuration” which will widen and spread the ramps outward from their current intersections with Route 37. The project will extend existing turn lanes and add dual right- and left-turn lanes to improve traffic flow on the ramps and on Route 37 and Route 11.

The expanded configuration will relocate and connect Route 642 and Route 847 with a segment of Route 37 to be built east of I-81. West of the interstate, this project will modify the ramps at the Route 37 interchange with Route 11.

General Excavation Inc. (GEI) of Warrenton, Va. was awarded a construction contract valued at nearly $25 million with completion scheduled for May 2018. All work is weather permitting. For more information, go to

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