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Weekend lane closures, slow roll scheduled for Interstate 81 in Augusta County

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Overnight lane closures and a morning slow roll are scheduled for three different weekends in March and April 2021 along Interstate 81 in Augusta County near Staunton.

These traffic restrictions are related to maintenance of overhead power lines.

  • From 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20, through 10 a.m. Sunday, March 21, the left lane of southbound I-81 will be closed from about mile marker 226 to 224.
  • Between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 28, a brief slow-roll closure is scheduled for northbound and southbound I-81 near mile marker 225. A slow roll typically lasts up to 15 minutes and is intended to create a gap in traffic that allows crews to perform the needed utility work. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control.
  • From 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, through 10 a.m. Sunday, April 11, the left lane of southbound I-81 will be closed from about mile marker 226 to 224.

To obtain traffic alerts and traveler information, dial 511 or go to The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. Follow VDOT on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at

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

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