Interstate 81 southbound on-ramp at Exit 247 closed Wednesday night

interstate 81Milling and paving continue tonight (Wednesday, May 23) along the on-ramp from Route 33 (East Market Street) to southbound Interstate 81 at exit 247 in Harrisonburg. Inclement weather delayed this work earlier in the week. It is now scheduled to take place from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 5 a.m. Thursday, and the on-ramp will be closed during that time.

During the work hours, Route 33 drivers who need to access southbound I-81 will follow Route 33 to Martin Luther King Jr. Way south, Route 11 (South Main Street) south, and then Route 253 (Port Republic Road) east to I-81 at exit 245.

All work is weather permitting.

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