Interstate 81 slow roll closures in Augusta County early Sunday

i81-headerMotorists should be alert for northbound and southbound slow-roll lane closures Sunday morning, May 17, along Interstate 81 in Augusta County.

This operation will allow crews to install overhead utility lines crossing I-81 at mile marker 217 in the Greenville/Mint Springs area. Traffic will be controlled with a northbound slow-roll beginning at mile marker 211.  The southbound slow-roll will start at mile marker 219. During the operation flagging crews will control southbound interstate access at the on-ramps at exit 217.

The slow roll is scheduled to take place between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. and should require 15 minutes or less to complete. The operation will utilize Virginia State Police and variable message boards. All work is weather permitting, and slow-roll times are subject to change.

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 at511Virginia.org. 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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