Emergency bridge work closes Interstate 81 northbound at MM 210


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Update: Friday, 10:52 p.m. All lanes have reopened on Interstate 81 northbound at mile marker 210 in Augusta County.  Earlier today the right lane was closed as contractors made emergency bridge-deck repairs.

 

Update: Friday, 5:28 p.m. The right lane of Interstate 81 northbound remains closed as contractors make emergency bridge-deck repairs at mile marker 210 in Augusta County. The Virginia Department of Transportation estimates the repairs finishing and the right lane reopening early Saturday morning (April 30, 2016). All work is weather permitting. Significant traffic delays on northbound I-81 are possible as a result of the lane closure. Motorists may consider using Route 11 as an alternate route by taking exit 195 (Lexington), following Route 11 north and rejoining the interstate just north of Greenville.

 

Original Post: The Virginia Department of Transportation has closed the right lane of northbound Interstate 81 for emergency bridge-deck repairs near mile marker 210 in Augusta County. This morning interstate maintenance crews reported the damage on the I-81 northbound bridge over Route 675 (Broadhead School Road).

Expect delays on northbound I-81 as a result of the lane closure. Motorists may consider using Route 11 as an alternate route by taking exit 195 (Lexington), following Route 11 north and rejoining the interstate just north of Greenville.

There is no estimate yet on when the repairs will be complete, but VDOT will release additional information when it is available. All work is weather permitting.

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

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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 atwww.VirginiaDOT.org.



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