Under Construction: Extension of Interstate 81 acceleration lane at exit 72 (Wythe County)
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Be alert to the possibility of nighttime lane closures. Workers may be present along the shoulder during day and nighttime hours, use caution.
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.
Craig Jones, P.E.
Phase: Under Construction
State ID:0081-098-804,P101, C501
Federal ID: HSIP-081-1(349)
Long/Lat: 36.955833, -81.055833