The on-ramp from Route 11 (Valley Pike) and Route 259 (Mayland Road) onto southbound Interstate 81 at exit 257 in Rockingham County will be closed 24/7 during the week of May 4-8, 2020. The ramp closure is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 4, and remain in place through 7 p.m. Friday, May 8.
This closure allows contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation to widen the southbound on-ramp and place new asphalt, as part of the I-81 exit 257 reconstruction project. All work is weather permitting.
During the closure, Route 11 and Route 259 drivers who need to reach southbound I-81 will detour south on Route 11 for about seven miles. Drivers will then turn left to access the southbound I-81 on-ramp at exit 251.
The I-81 exit 257 project includes a new Route 11 bridge over the interstate and realignment of Route 11 and Route 259 at the interchange. A new signal will improve traffic flow at the intersection of Route 11 and the northbound I-81 ramps.
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