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Interstate 81 Exit 77/Exit 80 Interchange Alternative Study

Strategically Targeted and Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) Study
Project at a Glance
Begin Date
December 2020

Est Completion Date
early 2022

Study Phase



Samantha Farmer, Bristol District Planning Specialist

What's Being Done?

In December 2020, VDOT began a Strategically Targeted and Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) Study of the Interstate 81 Exit 77 and Exit 80 interchanges. Two survey opportunities were offered to the public during the study (March 1-21, 2021 and December 6, 2021 - January 3, 2022).

View the project study area map here.

View study information document here.

The purpose of the study is to:

- Evaluate how traffic moves through the interstate ramps and intersections near the ramps, as well as evaluate safety conditions in these areas.

- Develop potential improvement projects to enhance safety and traffic operations in the study area.

- Consider innovative intersection/interchange designs.

- Improve access along the ramps and intersections.

- Identify improvements that can be advanced to funding in VDOT's Six-Year Improvement Program.


Click here to watch video created during second survey (the video is also available from within the survey link above).

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