I-81 widening in Bristol, Washington County coming soon

A project to widen a portion of I-81 in the Bristol and Washington County areas is gearing up in January.

drone image of exit 10 on interstate 81 in Washington County, Virginia
Drone image above exit 10 along I-81 in Washington County, Virginia

BRISTOL, Va. – A project to widen a portion of I-81 in the Bristol and Washington County areas is gearing up in January. 

As part of the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program, a project to widen Interstate 81 southbound between exits 10 and 7 was recently awarded and construction begins this month. 

The project also includes the widening of a northbound portion of I-81 beginning near exit 7 and extending north approximately one mile. 

The $30.7 million construction project will be constructed by W-L Construction and Paving, Inc., Chilhowie, Virginia. 

Motorists should be alert to work along the shoulder of the interstate. Most lane closures will occur at night; however, be alert to the possibility of periodic daytime lane closures.  

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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