VDOT News - Staunton



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Sept. 29, 2016


STAUNTON – Overnight lane closures are scheduled for the week of October 3-7, 2016, along northbound Interstate 81 in Frederick County near Winchester. In addition, the northbound off-ramp at exit 310 (northbound Route 37) is scheduled to close for about five hours during the night of October 4-5. These traffic restrictions are for milling and paving as part of the exit 310 interchange reconstruction.

Variable message boards will advise drivers of the lane and ramp closures as follows:

  • The I-81 northbound off-ramp at exit 310 is scheduled to close at 11 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, and reopen by 4 a.m. Wednesday, October 5. Northbound I-81 drivers needing to access Route 37 can take exit 307 (Stephens City) and follow Route 11 north to Route 37, or take exit 317 (Winchester/Stephenson) and follow Route 11 south to Route 37.
  • The right lane of northbound I-81 is scheduled to be closed from mile marker 309.5 to 311.5 on Monday and Tuesday, October 3-4, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following mornings.
  • The left lane of northbound I-81 is scheduled to be closed from mile marker 309.5 to 311.5 on Wednesday and Thursday, October 5-6, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following mornings.

All work is weather permitting.

General Excavation Inc. (GEI) of Warrenton, Va. was awarded a construction contract valued at nearly $25 million. The exit 310 project is scheduled for completion in May 2018. Additional information about this project including maps, diagrams and photographs can be found at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/i-81_exit_310.asp.

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

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