Interstate 81 Safety Improvements (Wythe County)
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
September 1, 2009
What's Being Done
The following safety improvements were completed early fall 2009 on Interstate 81 in Wythe County:
- Extension of the northbound off-ramp at Exit 77 in Wythe County: Because Exit 77 is heavily utilized by tractor-trailers, the northbound ramp extension will provide extra space and keep traffic from backing into the travel lanes of Interstate 81. Cost - $1.4 million.
- Extension of north and southbound deceleration lanes at Exit 80 in Wythe County: Similar to Exit 77 in Wythe County, Exit 80 is also heavily traveled by tractor-trailers. The extension of the deceleration lanes will provide ample space for the vehicles wanting to access the Exit 80 area. Cost - $1.9 million.