Coming Soon: Interstate 81 bridge replacement over Route 11/Norfolk Southern Railroad/Middle Fork Holston River (Smyth County)

Cost and schedule ►

Design of the project to replace the Interstate 81 bridges over Route 11, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and Middle Fork Holston River is nearing completion. Construction is anticipated to begin early fall 2019. When construction begins, motorists should be alert to nightime lane closures in the work zone, located in the Atkins area of Smyth County.


The bridges were build over 50 years ago and have reached their life span. Replacement of the bridges, which carry approximately 29,000 vehicles per day, will enhance safety.


Contact Info:

Craig Jones, P.E.


Phase: Design

UPC: 97555

State ID: 0081-086-742,P101,P102,B659

Federal ID: BR-081-1(336)

Lat/Long: 36.874167,-81.398889

Locality: Smyth

Page last modified: Aug. 14, 2019