Recently Completed: Interstate 81 extension of acceleration/deceleration lane near exit 26 at Emory

Cost and schedule ►

A project to lengthen the acceleration/decelration lanes on southbound Interstate 81 near exit 26 at Emory in Washington County was completed in June 2020.


The project is part of the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan and is anticipated to improve safety by providing motorists more time to merge on and off I-81 at exit 26 southbound.

Major Milestones 

The project was awarded to W-L Construction, Inc., Chilhowie, in February 2020 and wrapped up in June 2020.


Contact Info:

Brian Plummer, P.E.

Major funding source: Interstate Corridor Improvement Plan funds

Phase: Recently Completed

UPC: 115345, 115346

State ID: 0081-095-092,N501

Lat/Long: 36.764167, -81.836389

Locality: Washington

Page last modified: March 25, 2023