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VDOT launches informational site for I-81 improvements

27 July 2020 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News

As part of Virginia’s $2 billion Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has launched a new website detailing projects that are underway and planned.

Improve81.org offers information on the 64 operational and capital improvement projects expected to result in 450 fewer crashes and 6 million fewer hours of delay each year. Improvements include traffic cameras and changeable message signs, lane extensions and curve improvements, as well as adding or widening lanes in some sections of the corridor. 

The website contains features like an interactive map with detailed project information, including locations and construction timelines; I-81 Committee agendas and meeting minutes; planning documents, financial reports and related transportation studies; and opportunities to provide input, interact on social media and subscribe to the project’s newsletter.

Completion of the current 64-project list will take approximately 13 years. The goal of I-81 Corridor Improvement Program is to improve travel times, increase safety and encourage economic development.

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