I-81 Exit 245 Design Open House

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I-81 Exit 245, City of Harrisonburg

Northbound Off-ramp Realignment

Design Open House - Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

City Council Chambers, 409 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801


The Harrisonburg Public Works Department invites members of the community to attend an open house about an upcoming road project.

On Wednesday, February 28 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm, city staff will host an open house meeting for the public to see the plans for the I-81 exit 245 (Port Republic Road) realignment project. Project plans, the design work, environmental documents, and the construction schedule will be available for the community to review.

The scope of this project includes the realignment of the I-81 exit 245 northbound off-ramp. The exit ramp will be realigned to intersect with Forest Hill Road. The current configuration creates a difficult weave maneuver for motorists to exit I-81 and access Forest Hill Road.

While the planning, design, and construction of this project is handled by the City and the Virginia Department of Transportation, James Madison University has also played an integral role. The land and easements needed for this project are being donated by JMU.

This project was funded through the Commonwealth Transportation Board and VDOT’s Smart Scale program, which utilizes state and federal funds. Additional information on the project.