VDOT News - Staunton



Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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Aug. 30, 2022


STAUNTON – Nighttime roadwork in West Virginia, at and just north of the Virginia state line, may cause traffic delays on northbound Interstate 81 in Frederick County, Virginia. The work is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday nights, August 31 – September 1, and again on Tuesday night, September 6.

Beginning about 6 p.m. Wednesday (August 31), roadwork on I-81 northbound includes milling and paving operations at the state line. This work expected to be complete early Thursday morning.

A second period of northbound I-81 roadwork is scheduled from about 7 p.m. Thursday (September 1) through early Friday morning (September 2). This work includes preparation work for pavement repairs about 1.5 miles north of the state line. Work at this location is scheduled to continue on the night of September 6 into the morning hours of September 7.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will monitor traffic back-ups in the area of the state line. If back-ups become significant and sustained, the following alternate routes will be recommended.

  • Interstate 66 or Route 7 to Route 340 northbound through Warren and Clarke counties.
  • I-81 exit 310 to Route 37 (Winchester bypass) to Route 522 northbound in Frederick County.

Variable message boards along the northbound I-81 and westbound I-66 corridors will alert drivers of traffic delays and alternate routes as needed.

Virginia traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

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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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