Recently Completed: Interstate 81 Troutville Rest Area Ramp Extensions - Botetourt County

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This project extended the ramp into and the ramp out of the Troutville Rest Area located on southbound Interstate 81 near mile marker 158 in Botetourt County. The off ramp into the rest area was extended approximately 500 feet and the ramp onto southbound I-81 was extended approximately 2,100 feet. In addition, the truck parking area at the facility was expanded by about 10-13 spaces.

VDOT produced a podcast and a video to provide more information about the Troutville Rest Area ramp extension project. 

New Parking Area

The Troutville Rest Area ramp extension project is a part of the I-81 Corridor Improvement Program approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in December 2018. The more than $2 billion package of focused improvements was funded by the Virginia General Assembly and signed into law in spring 2019.

Additional information about the I-81 Corridor Improvement Program is available at The website includes interactive maps and schedules and details about upcoming and current projects that are designed to improve safety, increase reliability and foster economic growth along the 325-mile I-81 corridor.


This project provides safer movements for traffic exiting from or entering into the rest area.  Additional truck parking spaces were also added. 


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Lat/Long: 37.469222, -79.812541

Locality: Roanoke

Page last modified: March 25, 2023