Coming Soon: Interstate 81 extension of acceleration/deceleration lane near exit 26 at Emory
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Traffic impacts will be minimal because most of the work will be accomplished along VDOT's right of way; however, there will be three, 56-hour right-lane closures on southbound I-81 around the beginning of the project to allow crews to remove the existing shoulder down 18" and build it back up to the existing elevation.
A project to lengthen the acceleration/decelration lanes on southbound Interstate 81 near exit 26 at Emory in Washington County is anticipated to begin in April 2020.
The project is part of the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan and will improve safety by providing motorists more time to merge on and off I-81 at exit 26 southbound.
The $722,500 project was awarded to W-L Construction, Inc., Chilhowie, in February 2020.
Brian Plummer, P.E.
Major funding source: Interstate Corridor Improvement Plan funds
Phase: Coming Soon
UPC: 115345, 115346
State ID: 0081-095-092,N501
Lat/Long: 36.764167, -81.836389