Virginia Board Approves I-81 Improvement Projects

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board recently approved 31 projects for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program.

The program allocates funds and outlines schedules for projects along the route, which runs through Virginia for 325 miles. The Commonwealth Transportation Board is a 17-member group, appointed by the governor, that allocates highway funding, designates routes and funds airports, seaports and public transportation.

The projects will be added to the state’s Six-Year Improvement Program, which outlines anticipated plans for transportation projects through fiscal 2025. The projects slated for advancement include truck climbing lanes, widening efforts and extensions of acceleration and deceleration lanes.