VDOT to close shoulders for bridge inspections

The Virginia Department of Transportation advises that crews will be inspecting bridges along Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County next week.

Shoulders at the following locations will be closed:

  • Mile marker 295.3, northbound and southbound — Right shoulder closures as needed for bridge inspection at Route 638 (Junction Road), from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday
  • Mile marker 291.4, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures as needed for bridge inspection at Route 651 (Mount Olive Road), from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday
  • Mile marker 289.8 to 289.7, northbound and southbound — Right shoulder closures as needed for bridge inspection at Route 655 (Harrisville Road), 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday
  • Mile marker 289 to 288.9, northbound and southbound — Right shoulder closures as needed for bridge inspection at Route 657 (Maurertown Mill Road), from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday
  • Mile marker 274.6 to 274.5, northbound and southbound — Right shoulder closures as needed for bridge inspection at Va. 796 (Hawkins Road), from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday
  • Mile marker 275.6, northbound and southbound — Right shoulder closures as needed for bridge inspection at Va. 707 (Belgravia Road), from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday

Crews also will close shoulders from mile marker 313 to 314 on northbound and southbound I-81 in Frederick County from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to inspect the U.S. 11 (Old Valley Pike) bridge.

VDOT advises motorists of a new traffic pattern with lane shifts on U.S. 340 South (Stonewall Jackson Highway) at the north and south ends of the bridge replacement project over Gooney Creek in Warren County. VDOT estimates the project’s completion in October 2015.

Work continues on the replacement of the U.S. 340-522 bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Warren County along with the modification of the interchange at Va. 55 (Strasburg Road), with related land shifting from Duck Street to 17th Street. VDOT has closed 18th Street to through traffic and motorists will detour onto North Royal Avenue and 17th Street. VDOT estimates bridge completion by December 2017.