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Interstate 81 Exit 7 Interchange (City of Bristol)

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
March 10, 2014

Est Completion Date
summer 2015

$3.4 million

Lengths and Limits
North of Stage Coach Road to Linden Drive

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



Robert Baker, P.E.

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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