Interstate 81 lane closures in Shenandoah County overnight Aug. 20-21

i81-headerThe Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled an overnight left lane closure for northbound Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County between mile marker 273 and 275. This closure is expected to take place from 8 p.m. Thursday, August 20, until 7 a.m. Friday, August 21.

During that time, crews will be doing soil and rock testing just north of the overpass for Exit 273 (Mount Jackson/Basye). 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 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.

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