Under Construction: I-81 New River Bridge Replacement

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This project will replace two bridges: the northbound Interstate 81 bridge over the New River and the Route 232 bridge over I-81 at exit 105 (Radford).

The northbound I-81 bridge over the New River was built in 1965 and showed signs of age. The new bridge will have an extended off ramp for exit 105 and wider shoulders.

The new bridge over the New River is being built in the median next to the old structure, so two lanes of northbound I-81 can remain open during construction.  

The Route 232 bridge crosses over the interstate and is being replaced to span the longer deceleration lane at exit 105 and wider shoulders on the new bridge over the New River. 

The bridge on I-81 was opened to traffic in 1965. 

The bridge on I-81 were opened to traffic in 1965.

Another opening on I-81


This project will replace the aging northbound bridge over the New River and widen the shoulders and approaches. The northbound deceleration lane will be extended providing an additional factor of safety for traffic entering or exiting from I-81 at exit 105.


Contact Info:

Todd Repass
(276) 781-6192

Tyler Crouse, P.E., CMIT

Lat/Long: 37.0887314,-80.5797762

Locality: Montgomery

Page last modified: May 6, 2022