Interstate 81 Truck Climbing Lanes
Smyth/Washington Counties
Virtual Design Public Hearing
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 5 p.m.
Find out about the proposed construction of three truck climbing lanes on Interstate 81: northbound
at mile marker 32.4 in Washington County, northbound at mile marker 39.5 in Smyth County, and
southbound at mile marker 34 in Washington County. This project will involve a change and/or break
in limited access control.
The hearing will be held as a virtual/online event. VDOT representatives will make a short
presentation beginning at 5 p.m. and answer questions for about an hour after the presentation. The
presentation will be available for review throughout the comment period.
Project information, including the National Environmental Policy Act document in the form of a
Categorical Exclusion, is available on the project website
( or can be viewed by appointment after the hearing at
870 Bonham Road, Bristol, Virginia, 24201.
Property impact information, relocation assistance policies, and tentative construction schedules are
available on the project website and for review at the address listed above. For additional information
contact Jim Jones at 276-696-3257, 1-800-367-7623, or TTY/TDD 711.
Give your comments through the chat feature during the hearing, through the online survey form or by
mailing them to Jim Jones, Project Manager, VDOT, 870 Bonham Road, Bristol, VA, 24201. All
comments must be received by April 30, 2021 to Mr. Jim Jones at the address listed above. You may
also email your comments to Please reference “I-81 SWVA Truck
Climbing Lanes” in the subject line.
VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance
with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need special assistance for persons
with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Jim Jones at the phone numbers
State Project: 0081-095-829,C501,P101,R201, Federal Project: NHPP-081-1(362) UPC 116156
From mile marker 32.197 to mile marker 33.519
0081-086-830,C501,P101,R201; Federal Project: NHPP-081-1(365) UPC 116157
From mile marker 39.367 to mile marker 40.963
0081-095-095,C501,P101,R201 Federal Project: NHPP-081-1(372) UPC 116172
From mile marker 32.823 to mile marker 34.253
In case of equipment or other issues, the hearing will be held April 27 at the same time.

1401 E BROAD ST ROOM 302, RICHMOND, VA 23219


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