Planned Improvements: Widening

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Planned Improvements: Widening

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

Bristol / Washington County

Truck iconWiden to three lanes from mile marker 9.7 to mile marker 8.1

Arrow iconSouthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2023 - 2025

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

Christiansburg / Montgomery County

Truck iconWiden to three lanes between Exit 116 and Exit 128

Up Arrow iconNorthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2027 - 2033

Montgomery County / Roanoke County / Salem

Truck iconWiden to three lanes between Exit 128 and Exit 137

Up Arrow iconNorthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2027 - 2032

Salem / Roanoke County

Truck iconWiden to three lanes between Exit 137 and Exit 140

Both arrows iconBoth Directions

Construction iconConstruction: 2021 - 2025

Salem / Roanoke County

Truck iconWiden to three lanes between Exit 140 and Exit 141

Both arrows iconBoth Directions

Construction iconConstruction: 2021 - 2025

Roanoke / Roanoke County

Truck iconWiden to three lanes between mile marker 144 and Exit 150

Both arrows iconBoth Directions

Construction iconConstruction: 2024 - 2029

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 / Staunton

Truck iconWiden to three lanes between Exit 221 and Exit 225

Both arrows iconBoth Directions

Construction iconConstruction: 2023 - 2027

Rockingham County / Harrisonburg

Truck iconWiden to three lanes between Exit 243 and Exit 248

Both arrows iconBoth Directions

Construction iconConstruction: 2024 - 2028

Shenandoah County / Warren County

Truck iconWiden to three lanes from mile marker 299 to mile marker 296

Arrow iconSouthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2024 - 2027

Frederick County / Winchester

Truck iconWiden to three lanes between Exit 313 and Exit 317

Both arrows iconBoth Directions

Construction iconConstruction: 2028 - 2031