I-81 Sinkhole Work Slated For Tonight

A sinkhole located in the median of Interstate 81 southbound in northern Rockbridge County will be repaired tonight, Wednesday, beginning at 8.

The hole is located at mile marker 203.5, which is south of the Raphine exit. The I-81 southbound left lane will be closed from mile markers 204.5 to 202.5 to allow repair equipment to operate in the work zone.

Work will continue through the night. The left lane will reopen when the work is complete.

Depending on the size, shape and location of the sinkhole, ongoing lane closures may be needed.

The sinkhole was discovered this fall during routine maintenance work. VDOT crews have been monitoring the hole until repairs could be made.

All work is weather permitting.

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