Projects

Status of I-81 Improvement Studies and Projects
Bristol to Roanoke

Meeting times listed below are estimates. VDOT will hold two public 
meetings in each study area - and will announce the specific date, time 
and place of meetings in local newspapers several weeks before each meeting.

I-81 Projects

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Construction Project A Construction began in spring 1998 to widen seven miles of I-81 near Bristol from 4 to 6 lanes. Estimated completion: Fall 2000 

 
Study Area 1 Washington County from Exit 7 north to Exit 22 south of Meadowview.

Status: First citizen information meeting held in February 1997, to review road-widening and design options. Second public meeting took place in November 1997. Study complete.

 

Study Area 2 Washington, Smyth and Wythe counties from 1 mile (1.6km) north of Route 704 at Exit 22 between
Abingdon and Meadowview to I-77 near Wytheville).

Status: First citizen information meeting held in April 1998.  Second public meeting took place in July 1998. Study complete.

 

Study Area 3 Wythe County from I-81/77 overlap near Wytheville to I-77 near Ft. Chiswell.

Status: First citizen information meeting held June 15, 1998.  Study scheduled for completion in late 1998.

 

Construction Project B Construction began in spring 1998 on Christiansburg area interchange and collector-distributor lanes. Estimated completion: July 2000

 
Study Area 4 Wythe, Pulaski and Montgomery counties from I-77 near Ft. Chiswell to 2.1 miles (3.4 km) south of Route 460/11 near Christiansburg.

Status: First citizen information meetings held in January and February 1998. Second public meeting held in July 1998. Study scheduled for completion by late 1998.

 

Study Area 5 Montgomery, Roanoke and Botetourt counties from 1.2 miles (1.9 km) north of Route 460/11 near Christiansburg to 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Route 11 south of Buchanan.

Status: First citizen information meetings held in January and February 1998. Second public meeting held in July 1998. Study scheduled for completion by mid-1998.

 

Status of I-81 improvement studies and projects Roanoke to Winchester

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