Under Construction: Extension of Interstate 81 acceleration lane at exit 72 (Wythe County)

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A project to extend the Interstate 81 acceleration lane at exit 72 was awarded fall 2018 and began January 2019. The acceleration lane will be extended to meet the exit 73 deceleration lane.


The project will improve safety by giving motorists more space to merge on and off Interstate 81 between exit 72, where traffic is entering I-81 from I-77 south, and exit 73 in Wytheville.


Contact Info:

Craig Jones, P.E.

Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 108946

State ID:0081-098-804,P101, C501

Federal ID: HSIP-081-1(349)

Long/Lat: 36.955833, -81.055833
Locality: Wythe

Page last modified: Jan. 23, 2019