Update on I-81 Augusta project
It is possible that crews may complete their work prior to June 9 if project and weather conditions remain favorable. The I-81 In-Place Pavement Recycling Project is located in the I-81 southbound lanes, south of Staunton near exit 217 at Route 654 in the Mint Spring area and exit 213 at Route 11 in the Greenville area.
There will be single lane closures 24 hours a day from June 3 at 9 p.m. to June 9 at 7 a.m. I-81 southbound between exit 217 and exit 213 will have single-lane traffic 24-hours a day. The left lane will be closed.
Drivers of tractor trailer trucks should follow posted signs. Trucks will stay on I-81 in the left lane driving past the exit 217 ramp and then will shift to the right lane. Passenger vehicles should use the right lane and are requested to use the primary detour: Traffic will leave I-81 southbound at exit 217 onto Route 654 (White Hill Road) westbound to Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway). Motorists will turn left onto Route 11 southbound and re-enter I-81 at exit 213.
Route 800 (Folly Mills Station Road/Springfield Lane), which is just off of Route 654 and Route 11 will be closed at its connections with Route 654. Only the Route 11 intersections will be open for Route 800 traffic during the 24 hour-a-day I-81 lane closure period.
If all construction goes well and as planned this week should end the 24-hour lane closures.
For a complete closure listing please visit VirginiaI-81Pave.org for project information.
All work is weather permitting. If crews complete their work early, lanes may reopen sooner than stated.