Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Oct. 14, 2011

Comment period extended for I-77/I-81 Overlap Location Public Hearing

BRISTOL - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has extended the comment period for the recently held Interstate 77/81 Overlap Location Public Hearing until Monday, October 31. 

The original comment period for the location public hearing that was held September 28 at the Wytheville Community Center was October 8.  The comment period was extended until October 31 due to requests from the community to extend the comment period. 

VDOT held the public hearing to share the findings of the I-81 Corridor Improvement Study as it relates to the Interstate 77/Interstate 81 overlap in Wythe County, as well as show location alternatives for the I-77/I-81 overlap.     

The Interstate 81 Study and all public hearing materials – as well as the comment sheet - can be accessed from VDOT’s website.  Go to, click on Projects and Studies, Bristol and I-81 Corridor Improvement Study: Tier 2 I-77/I-81 overlap to access the study information.         

In addition to mailing in comment forms from the website, comments can be sent to  Please reference “Interstate 77/81 Overlap Location Public Hearing” in the email subject. 

Maps and other materials pertaining to the project are available for review at the VDOT Bristol District Office, 870 Bonham Road, Bristol, Virginia.  For additional information, please call the VDOT District Office at (276) 669-6151 or device for hearing impaired (TTY) at 711.        


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