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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA18-160

Oct. 5, 2018



OVERNIGHT I-81 RAMP CLOSURES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON – Three different Interstate 81 interchange ramps are scheduled to be closed from Sunday through Tuesday nights, October 7-9, in Augusta County near Staunton. These overnight ramp closures are for milling and paving according to the following schedule:

Sunday, October 7, from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.:

  • Exit 222 at Route 250 (Jefferson Highway): The I-81 northbound on-ramp from Route 250 will be closed. Route 250 drivers headed to northbound I-81 will take southbound I-81 to exit 220 at Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway). At exit 220 take the off ramp to Route 262 north. Route 262 is a half-loop bypass around Staunton. On Route 262 travel for about 12 miles, and enter I-81 at exit 225.

Monday and Tuesday, October 8-9, from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.:

  • Exit 222 at Route 250 (Jefferson Highway): The I-81 southbound off ramp to Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) will be closed. Southbound I-81 drivers headed to Route 250 will continue south on I-81 to exit 220 at Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway). At exit 220 take the off ramp to Route 262 north. On Route 262 at the first interchange take the off-ramp for Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) south. At the end of the ramp turn left, then immediately take the Route 262 south ramp to northbound I-81, and then exit 222 to Route 250.
  • Exit 220 at Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway): The I-81 southbound on-ramp from Route 262 will be closed. Southbound I-81 drivers from Route 262 will instead drive northbound on I-81 to exit 222 at Route 250 (Jefferson Highway). Drivers will use the exit 222 interchange to turn around and head southbound on I-81. At the exit 222 off-ramp, turn right onto Route 11 west and then turn left onto the I-81 southbound ramp.

Signs and variable message boards will direct motorists on these detour routes. All work is weather permitting.

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

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