VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Sept. 7, 2022
EXPECT INTERSTATE 81 NORTHBOUND DELAYS NEAR WEYERS CAVE INTO DAYLIGHT HOURS OF THURSDAY MORNING
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has the right lane of northbound Interstate 81 closed on the bridge over the Shenandoah Valley Railroad at mile marker 234.1 in Augusta County. The bridge has developed a hole measuring 16 inches by 24 inches in the right lane.
A contractor will arrive at the site later today to perform emergency bridge repairs and work into the night to repair the hole. Motorists should expect the right lane of northbound I-81 to remain closed through 7 a.m. on Thursday, September 8.
Travelers can take the following alternate routes to avoid the backups on I-81:
- I-81 northbound travelers can take exit 227, onto Route 612 westbound and then right onto Route 11 northbound and then right onto Route 256, rejoining I-81 northbound at exit 235 in Weyers Cave.
- I-64 westbound travelers can take exit 96, onto North Delphine/Route 340, left onto Route 256 and then rejoin I-81 at exit 235. Or travelers can continue on Route 340 to Port Republic Road. Turn left onto Port Republic Road and rejoin I-81 at exit 245 in Harrisonburg.
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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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