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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)
STA10-163

Oct. 1, 2010



BRIDGE AND RAMP WORK WILL CLOSE SOME RAMPS AT I-81 EXIT 247

STAUNTON – Bridge deck repairs will be done on the westbound Route 33 bridge over Interstate 81 in the Harrisonburg area.  This is in the vicinity of I-81 exit 247.

The on-ramp for eastbound Route 33 traffic headed northbound on I-81 will be closed. Also the exit ramp for I-81 northbound traffic headed to Route 33 westbound will be closed.  The closures will begin on Oct. 4 and occur on weekdays from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  This work is expected to finish on Oct. 7.

Motorists should follow detour signs.  Information about the closure and detour will be available by calling 511 or visiting the 511 website at www.511Virginia.org.

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.  In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711).  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

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Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits.  For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.

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