VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Oct. 19, 2020
SOUTHBOUND I-81 OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OCTOBER 21 – 22 IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
STAUNTON – Overnight closures of southbound Interstate 81 are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday nights, October 21-22, near the exit 257 (Mauzy/Broadway/Timberville) interchange in Rockingham County. These closures allow contractors to remove concrete bridge piers from the interstate median. The piers were part of the old Route 11 (Valley Pike) overpass bridge, which was replaced in mid-September.
Wednesday and Thursday nights, the I-81 southbound left lane will close at 8 p.m. Both southbound lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. I-81 southbound traffic will detour onto the exit and entrance ramps at exit 257. Virginia State Police will direct traffic at the intersection of Route 259 (Mayland Road), Route 11 and the I-81 southbound ramps.
Replacement of the Route 11 bridge over I-81 at exit 257 is part of a two-year interchange reconstruction project. Additional work includes realignment of Route 11 and Route 259 at the interchange. As part of this work a new signal improves traffic flow at the intersection of Route 11 and the northbound I-81 exit and entrance ramps.
In June 2019 the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $12.6 million construction contract to A&J Development and Excavation Inc. of Mt. Crawford, Virginia. Completion is expected in spring 2021. All work is weather permitting.
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