Recently Completed: Extension of Interstate 81 acceleration lane at exit 72 (Wythe County)

Cost and schedule ►

A project to extend the Interstate 81 acceleration lane at exit 72 was awarded fall 2018 and was completed in July 2019, 34 days ahead of schedule and approximately $30,000 under budget. The acceleration lane was extended to meet the exit 73 deceleration lane.


The project improves safety by giving motorists more space to merge on and off Interstate 81 between exit 72, where traffic is entering I-81 from I-77 south, and exit 73 in Wytheville.


Contact Info:

Craig Jones, P.E.

Phase: Recently Completed

UPC: 108946

State ID: 0081-098-804,P101, C501

Federal ID: HSIP-081-1(349)

Lat/Long: 36.955833, -81.055833

Locality: Wythe

Page last modified: July 23, 2019