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Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 81 near the Virginia-West Virginia line may experience traffic delays this week with pavement repair scheduled in West Virginia.
The first work period will take place in the overnight tonight Aug. 17 from midnight to 6 am with minimal delays expected.
The second work period will begin at 6 pm on Wed. Aug. 17 until midday Thurs. Aug. 18 with significant delays anticipated.
Drivers entering 81 from exit 323 will come to a complete stop before entering the interstate.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will monitor traffic backups and may recommend alternate routes if necessary.
Alternate routes may include Route 37 to 522 northbound or connecting to Route 340 from Route 7 or I-66.
An email from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Virginia State Police (VSP) states that a slow roll is scheduled for Interstate 81 tomorrow Oct. 26.
The slow roll will be held between exit 302 and 307 southbound for planned blasting operations near 81.
The planned blasting will affect Rt. 627 in Middletown and Rt. 277 in Stephens City for construction in Middletown.
The slow roll will start at 11 a.m. and end around noon and is subject to weather conditions.
Travel information can be obtained by dialing 511 and always available at 511virginia.org.
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