Planned Improvements: Acceleration / Deceleration Extension

Acceleration / Deceleration Extension

Planned Improvements: Acceleration / Deceleration Extension

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

If you don’t see a program improvement listed, check the Work Underway or Work Completed pages 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

No projects in planning stage

All improvements are shown on Work Underway or Work Completed pages.

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

Pulaski / Pulaski County

Extend iconExtend acceleration lane at Exit 94

Arrow iconSouthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2023 - 2025

Radford / Montgomery County

Extend iconExtend acceleration lane at Exit 105

Up Arrow iconNorthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2025 - 2027

Buchanan / Botetourt County

Extend iconExtend acceleration lane at Exit 162

Up Arrow iconNorthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2025 - 2026

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

Rockbridge County

Extend iconExtend acceleration lane at Exit 188

Up Arrow iconNorthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2024

Augusta County

Extend iconExtend acceleration lane from Mount Sidney Safety Rest Area

Up Arrow iconNorthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2025 - 2027

Augusta County

Extend iconExtend acceleration lane from Mount Sidney Safety Rest Area

Arrow iconSouthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2025 - 2027

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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

Marion / Smyth County

Extend iconExtend deceleration lane at Exit 45

Up Arrow iconNorthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2026 - 2028

Wytheville

Extend iconExtend deceleration lane at Exit 72

Up Arrow iconNorthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2026 - 2028

Wytheville

Extend iconExtend Exit 73 deceleration lane and reconfigure ramp to I-77 northbound

Up Arrow iconNorthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2023 - 2025

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Wythe County

Extend iconExtend deceleration lane at Exit 81

Arrow iconSouthbound

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

No projects in planning stage

All improvements are shown on Work Underway or Work Completed pages.

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

Extend iconExtend deceleration lane to Mount Sidney Safety Rest Area

Arrow iconSouthbound

Construction iconConstruction: 2025 - 2027