Augusta County: I-81 northbound lane closures for paving starting May 26

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Alternating lane closures are scheduled during overnight hours along a roughly 10-mile stretch of Interstate 81 northbound in Augusta County.

The lane closures are for milling and paving operations Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. beginning May 26.

The work takes place on I-81 northbound between mile marker 209 and 219, and will occasionally require on- and off-ramp closures at exit 213 (Greenville) and exit 217 (Mint Spring/Stuarts Draft). Variable message boards will advise motorists of detour routes during these ramp closures.

On Feb. 27, the Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a $3,790,858.91 paving contract to B&S of Contracting Inc. of Staunton, Virginia. The project is scheduled for completion in August 2020. All work is weather permitting.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at

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 Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.


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