VDOT News - Staunton



Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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May 15, 2020


STAUNTON – Overnight closures of the on-ramps from Route 606 (Raphine Road) onto northbound and southbound Interstate 81 are scheduled for Sunday and Tuesday nights, May 17 and May 19. The location is the exit 205 (Raphine/Steeles Tavern) interchange in Rockbridge County. Only one ramp will be closed each night. The closures are for soil and rock testing as follows:

Sunday, May 17, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.: The on-ramp from Route 606 to southbound I-81 will be closed. Motorists who need to reach southbound I-81 will detour east on Route 606, south on Route 11 (Lee Highway) and then west on Route 710 (Sterrett Road) to join I-81 at exit 200 (Fairfield).

Tuesday, May 19, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.: The on-ramp from Route 606 to northbound I-81 will be closed. Motorists will detour east on Route 606 and then north on Route 11 (Lee Highway) into Augusta County to join I-81 at exit 213 (Greenville/Stuarts Draft).

I-81 northbound and southbound drivers should also be alert for right lane and right shoulder closures during overnight hours Sunday through Wednesday nights, May 17-20. These traffic restrictions are scheduled for 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.

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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