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Under Construction

Interstate 81 Exit 7 Interchange (City of Bristol)

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
March 10, 2014

Est Completion Date
summer 2015

Cost
$3.4 million

Lengths and Limits
North of Stage Coach Road to Linden Drive

Contractor
Orders Construction Company, Inc., St. Albans, W. Va.

Locality
Washington

District
Bristol

Contact
Robert Baker, P.E.
276-669-6151

What's being done?

Improvements to the Interstate 81 Exit 7 interchange in Bristol are underway through summer 2015.  The improvements begin just north of Stage Coach Road to Linden Drive.

Motorists should use exits 5 and 10 to detour around the work zone when possible.  Anticipate lengthy delays at times, especially during peak travel times and weekends.  

The project includes:

  • Right turn lanes on Old Airport Road for the northbound and southbound I-81 on-ramps
  • Widening Old Airport Road approximately twelve feet under the I-81 bridges, providing space for two lanes southbound and northbound and a left turn lane
  • Widening of the bridge over Beaver Creek to the west side creating better traffic flow from Linden Drive to the I-81 southbound on-ramp
  • Dual left turn lanes on the northbound I-81 off-ramp.

 

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