Interstate 81 Projects


Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan

I-81/I-581 Auxiliary Lane Transportation Study

Interstate 81 Exit 77/Exit 80 Interchange Alternative Study
Strategically Targeted and Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) Study

Under Construction

I-81 New River Bridge Replacement

Interstate 81 Exit 17 in Abingdon (Washington County)
Interchange Improvements

Warren County – Interstate 81 Exit 300 Southbound Acceleration Ramp Extension and Bridge Widening over Route 840 (Water Plant Road)

Harrisonburg City – Interstate 81 Exit 247 Ramps and Route 33 Bridges over I-81 and Norfolk Southern Railroad
Harrisonburg City – Interstate 81 Exit 247 Ramps and Route 33 Bridges over I-81 and Norfolk Southern Railroad

Route 904 (Starkey Road) and Route 679 (Buck Mountain Road) Roundabout -- Roanoke County

Interstate 81 Widening Exit 137 to 141 - Roanoke County and City of Salem

Interstate 81 Staunton-Area Widening (Exit 221 to Exit 225)

Coming Soon

Augusta County – Interstate 81 Southbound Auxiliary Lane and Route 635 Bridge Replacement
Exit 221 to Exit 220

In Design

Interstate 81 at Exit 5 and Route 11 improvements (Bristol)

Route 220 Corridor Intersection Improvements

Interstate 81 Southwest Virginia Truck Climbing Lanes
Smyth and Washington Counties

Route 419 and Route 220 Diverging Diamond Interchange - Roanoke and Roanoke County

Interstate 81 widening southbound mile marker 8.1 - 9.7 (Washington County)
I-81 Corridor Improvement Program

Interstate 81 Harrisonburg-Area Widening (Exit 243 to Exit 247)
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 243 to Exit 247

Route 460 and Route 220 Alternate Intersection Improvements

Interstate 81 Strasburg-Area Widening (Mile Markers 295.4 to 299.6)

Route 220 Intersection at International Parkway – Botetourt County

Interstate 81 Weyers Cave Truck Climbing Lanes and Exit 235 Improvements (Mile Marker 234.1 to 237.9)
Northbound and Southbound, Augusta and Rockingham Counties

I-81/I-77 interchange safety improvements at Wytheville (Wythe County)
Safety Improvement Project

Route 460 (Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike) and Route 668 (Blackwater Road) Intersection Improvements Bedford County


None at this time.

Recently Completed

I-81/Route 8 (Exit 114) Bridge Replacements - Montgomery County/Christiansburg

Interstate 81 Exit 19 in Abingdon (Washington County)
Ramp Improvements

Rockingham County – Route 11 Bridge over I-81, Exit 257 at Mauzy

Interstate 81 bridge over Reed Creek (Wythe County)
Bridge Replacement

Rockbridge County - Route 606 (Raphine Road) at I-81 Exit 205 Improvements

Interstate 81 Frontage Road Study (Washington County)

Interstate 81 bridge over Route 11/Norfolk Southern Railroad/Middle Fork Holston River (Smyth County)
Bridge Replacement

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

Interstate 81 Troutville Rest Area Ramp Extensions - Botetourt County

Interstate 81 Widening Exit 141 to 143 - Roanoke County

Interstate 81 southbound near exit 84 (Wythe County) deceleration lane extension
Deceleration lane extension

Route 760 (Diuguids Lane) Bridge Replacement - Roanoke County

Route 311 Bridge Replacement Over Meadow Creek - Craig County

Major Initiatives

None at this time.
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Page last modified: June 6, 2023