Planned Improvements: Auxilliary Lane

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Planned Improvements: Auxilliary Lane

The I-81 Improvement Program has strategically planned improvements around some of the most critical segments along the corridor. By providing a series of targeted lower-cost strategies to maximize the overall capacity of the corridor, the components described below will enhance safety, boost economic competitiveness, improve quality of life, and support environmental sustainability.

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BRISTOL DISTRICT

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Counties:

Bland, Buchanan, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe

Cities:

Bristol, Norton

Towns:

Abingdon, Appalachia, Big Stone Gap, Bluefield, Cedar Bluff, Chilhowie, Cleveland, Clinchco, Clinchport, Clintwood, Coeburn, Damascus, Duffield, Dungannon, Fries, Gate City, Glade Spring, Grundy, Haysi, Honaker, Independence, Jonesville, Lebanon, Marion, Nickelsville, Pennington Gap, Pocahontas, Pound, Richlands, Rural Retreat, Saltville, St. Charles, St. Paul, Tazewell, Troutdale, Weber City, Wise, and Wytheville

Smyth County

Auxiliarry iconAdd auxiliary lane between Exit 54 and Smyth safety rest area

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Construction iconConstruction: 2022 - 2023

Wytheville

Auxiliarry iconAdd auxiliary lane between Exit 73 and Exit 72

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Construction iconConstruction: 2026 - 2028

Wythe County

Auxiliarry iconAdd auxiliary lane between Exit 40 on I-77 and Exit 72 on I-81

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Construction iconConstruction: 2026 - 2028

SALEM DISTRICT

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Counties:

Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke

Cities:

Galax, Martinsville, Radford, Roanoke and Salem

Towns:

Bedford, Blacksburg, Boones Mill, Buchanan, Christiansburg, Dublin, Fincastle, Floyd, Glen Lyn, Hillsville, Narrows, New Castle, Pearisburg, Pembroke, Pulaski, Rich Creek, Ridgeway, Rocky Mount, Stuart, Troutville and Vinton

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STAUNTON DISTRICT

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Counties:

Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren

Cities:

Buena Vista, Covington, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro and Winchester

Towns:

Berryville, Boyce, Bridgewater, Broadway, Clifton Forge, Craigsville, Dayton, Edinburg, Elkton, Front Royal, Glasgow, Goshen, Grottoes, Iron Gate, Luray, Middletown, Monterey, Mount Crawford Mount, Jackson, New Marke,t Shenandoah, Stanley, Stephens City, Strasburg, Timberville, Toms Brook and Woodstock

Augusta County

Auxiliarry iconAdd auxiliary lane between Exit 221 and Exit 220

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Construction iconConstruction: 2023 - 2025