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Augusta County: Interstate 81 right lane closure to continue into Wednesday afternoon

interstate 81Motorists should expect delays on Interstate 81 southbound in Augusta County through the early to mid-afternoon hours on Wednesday.

Crews continue with emergency sinkhole repairs at mile marker 212.6. The right lane and right shoulder are closed. This location is between exit 213 at Route 11 near Greenville and exit 205 at Route 606 in the Raphine area of Rockbridge County.

The right lane was closed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5 to allow repairs and equipment to operate in this area.

The Virginia Department of Transportation closed the right shoulder of I-81 southbound when the sinkhole was reported on Monday, February 4.

Sinkhole repairs include excavating the hole to determine its size and the stability of the surrounding ground before back-filling it and repairing the surrounding roadway

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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