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Expect left lane closure on southbound Interstate 81 in Augusta County on Friday

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The left lane on Interstate 81 southbound will be closed for approximately one hour between mile marker 219 and mile marker 218 on Friday.

The closure activities will begin between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Be alert for workers in this area.

The closure is for reconstruction work by the Virginia State Police resulting from a crash on Saturday, April 3 on I-81 southbound at mile marker 218.3.

This location is between I-81 exit 220 at Route 262 in the Staunton area and I-81 exit 213 at Route 11 near Greenville.

Motorists should expect delays in this area during the closure period.

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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