ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Anyone who drives I-81 has an opinion about how to make it better.
Now, the Virginia Department of Transportation has opened a website that spotlights the 10-year plan for the heavily-traveled highway.
Those interested can click here to be taken to the Improve81.org website that has several resources available including:
- Resources and documents
- Interactive corridor map highlighting annual construction plans
- Details on planned improvements to I-81
There is also a newsletter that people can subscribe to that will provide emailed updates on the progress of the I-81 improvements. To sign up, click here.
VDOT also has released a series of podcasts and videos, some of which feature the Troutville rest area in Botetourt County.
Interstate 81 is said to be one of the highest traveled interstates in the country and runs from near Dandridge, Tennessee (where it meets up with Interstate 40) north to the Canadian border north of Watertown, New York.
In Virginia, Interstate 81 spans 323 miles and is considered the main thoroughfare to many large cities off other major interstates including I-64 to Charlottesville, Richmond and Virginia Beach as well as I-66 into Washington, D.C.