VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Nov. 13, 2020
NOVEMBER 18 INTERSTATE 81 SOUTHBOUND LEFT LANE CLOSURE IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY FOR SINKHOLE REPAIRS
STAUNTON – A sinkhole located in the median of Interstate 81 southbound in Rockbridge County will be repaired on Wednesday, November 18 beginning at 8 p.m. The hole is located at mile marker 203.5. The I-81 southbound left lane will be closed from mile markers 204.5 to 202.5 to allow repair equipment to operate in the work zone.
This location is between exit 205 in the Raphine area and exit 200 near Fairfield.
Work will continue through the night. The left lane will reopen when the work is complete.
Depending on the size, shape and location of the sinkhole, ongoing lane closures may be needed.
The sinkhole was discovered in fall 2020 during routine maintenance work. VDOT crews have been monitoring the hole until repairs could be made.
All work is weather permitting.
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