Work Underway: Operational Improvements

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Planned Improvements

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Work Underway: Operational Improvements

The I-81 Corridor Improvement Program is working to complete over 60 improvements that include but are not limited to operational updates, exit extensions, acceleration and deceleration lanes, and auxiliary lanes to name a few. The following projects are currently under way. If you don’t see a program improvement listed, check the Work Completed page to learn more.

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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

Arterial Route Improvements

Minor geometric and technology-based infrastructure projects are being implemented along designated detour routes to facilitate moving traffic more safely and quickly. These improvements include:

  • Traffic signal equipment improvements, such as controllers, cabinets and traffic detection equipment
  • Communication network installations
  • Development of special signal timing plans designed to move detoured I-81 traffic more efficiently
  • Small, targeted intersection geometric improvements to assist with moving trucks through key intersections
  • Improvements taking place in Bristol, Abingdon, Marion and Wytheville

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

Arterial Route Improvements

Minor geometric and technology-based infrastructure projects are being implemented along designated detour routes to facilitate moving traffic more safely and quickly. These improvements include:

  • Traffic signal equipment improvements, such as controllers, cabinets and traffic detection equipment
  • Communication network installations
  • Development of special signal timing plans designed to move detoured I-81 traffic more efficiently
  • Small, targeted intersection geometric improvements to assist with moving trucks through key intersections
  • Improvements taking place in Pulaski, Dublin, Radford, Christiansburg, Salem and Roanoke

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

Arterial Route Improvements

Minor geometric and technology-based infrastructure projects are being implemented along designated detour routes to facilitate moving traffic more safely and quickly. These improvements include:

  • Traffic signal equipment improvements, such as controllers, cabinets and traffic detection equipment
  • Communication network installations
  • Development of special signal timing plans designed to move detoured I-81 traffic more efficiently
  • Small, targeted intersection geometric improvements to assist with moving trucks through key intersections
  • Improvements taking place in Staunton, Weyers Cave, Mount Crawford, Stephens City and Winchester