Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
May 20, 2016
INTERSTATE 81 LANE AND SHOULDER CLOSURES BEGIN MAY 22 IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY
STAUNTON – Paving and drainage work on Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County may affect traffic beginning Sunday, May 22, and continuing into mid-June. These operations will require overnight lane closures as well as shoulder closures during daytime and nighttime hours.
Southbound I-81 overnight lane closures between mile markers 286 and 282, including on- and off-ramps at Exit 283 (Woodstock), are scheduled for Monday, May 23, through Friday, May 27. Milling, paving and pavement marking operations are scheduled from 8 p.m. each night through 7 a.m. the following morning. Estimated completion of this project is June 16.
Northbound I-81 between mile markers 293 and 296 is scheduled to have right shoulder closures for drainage work as follows:
- Sunday, May 22, through Thursday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The scheduled completion date for this work is June 3.
- Sunday night, May 22, through the morning of Friday, May 27, from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. The scheduled completion date for this work is June 9.
All work is weather permitting.
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