Planned Improvements

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Planned Improvements

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Planned Improvements

There are over 60 program improvement initiatives happening across the Bristol, Salem, and Staunton Districts. Each improvement is categorized as one of the six types below.

Types of Infrastructure Improvements

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One lane will widen between a specific mile marker on the northbound or southbound side. Where there were two lanes, the road would be widened to three.

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Acceleration / Deceleration Extension

Allows drivers additional time to get vehicle up to speed on the on and off ramp before merging onto I-81.

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Curve Improvement

Installation of flashing chevron signs along specific curves to notify drivers of upcoming road.

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Truck Climbing Lane

An additional lane added allow trucks to ascend an incline at a safe speed and maintain regular traffic flow.

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Auxiliary Lane

Auxiliary lanes will allow drivers additional time to speed up or slow down when merging on or off I-81.

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Shoulder Widening

Wider shoulder lanes increase safety of emergency vehicles and personal vehicles that pull off to the side of the road for car issues.

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Operational Improvements

Operational improvements include new changeable message signs, new traffic cameras, extended Safety Service Patrols, detour route improvements, improved incident clearance and multimodal improvements.

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