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Interstate 81 left lane closures at mile marker 276 for slope work May 27-29

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Motorists should be alert for periodic left-lane closures on southbound Interstate 81 at mile-marker 276 in Shenandoah County for slope work.

The contractor will be moving equipment to the job site on May 20 using mobile lane closures. The mobile closures will affect the southbound left lane and the northbound left lane in the area of mile marker 276.

On May 27-29 single left lane closures will be possible each day southbound at mile marker 276 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning. Lane closures are not planned to take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Lane closures will occur as materials are brought to the jobsite.

This location is between exit 279 at Route 185 (Stoney Creek Boulevard) in the Edinburg area and exit 273 at Route 703 (Conicville Road) in the Mount Jackson area.

All work is weather permitting.

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

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