Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County closed tonight for accident cleanup

i81-headerInterstate 81 northbound will have a detour tonight (July 30) as part of operations to clear a tractor trailer accident from earlier today.  This location is near Lexington in Rockbridge County.

Work will begin at 8 p.m. and may last until 7 a.m.  The ramp from I-64 eastbound onto I-81 northbound will be closed.  This is located at I-64 exit 56 and I-81 exit 191.

Traffic from I-64 eastbound heading northbound on I-81 will be routed to the I-81 southbound on-ramp at I-81 exit 191.  Traffic will proceed southbound on I-81 to exit 188A at Route 60 in Lexington.  Traffic will use exit 188A to access the I-81 northbound lanes.  Detour signs will be in place.

A left lane closure will be in place on I-81 northbound at mile-marker 191.5, which is where the tractor trailer clean up is located.

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 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 @VaDOTStauntonVDOT can be followed on FacebookFlickrTwitter andYouTubeRSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located

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