Slow roll closure on Interstate 81 in Rockingham County on Oct. 19

Motorists should be alert for northbound and southbound “slow roll” lane closures on Sunday morning, October 19 along Interstate 81 in Rockingham County.

This operation will allow crews to install overhead utility lines crossing I-81 at MM 252.2, in the Harrisonburg area. Traffic will be controlled with a northbound slow roll beginning at MM 248.3. The southbound slow roll will start at MM 256.3. During the operation, flagging crews will control interstate access at the on-ramps at exit 251.

The slow roll is scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Sunday, 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 at 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 @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitterand YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located


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