In Design: Interstate 81 Southwest Virginia Truck Climbing Lanes
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A public meeting is anticipated for Spring 2021.
A project to improve traffic flow by adding truck climbing lanes at three locations along Interstate 81 in southwest Virginia is currently being designed. The planned truck climbing lanes would be located northbound at mile marker 32.4 in the Glade Spring area of Washington County, northbound at mile marker 39.5 in the Seven Mile Ford area of Smyth County, and southbound at mile marker 34 in the Chilhowie area of Smyth County.
The project is funded through the I-81 Corridor Improvement Program and will improve traffic flow by providing truck climbing lanes on steep grades at three locations on I-81 in southwest Virginia.
James "Jim" Jones, Project Manager
Major funding source: Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program funds
Phase: In Design
UPC: 116156, 116157, 116172
State ID: 0081-095-829, C501,P101,R201; 0081-086-830,C501,P101,R201; 0081-095-095,C501,P101,R201
Lat/Long: 36.788611, -81.706944
Locality: Smyth and Washington