It's Time to Fix I-81
Interstate 81 is congested, outdated and exceeds capacity. As Virginia's longest interstate, 60,000 vehicles travel the highway every day. However, it is unreliable for freight travel and dangerous for all drivers, with thousands of crashes each year.
The bill is a long overdue plan to improve I-81. Recent polling proves that the majority of residents along the I-81 Corridor want to see the highway fixed, and want a solution now.
Earlier this month, Governor Northam, in conjunction with legislators along the I-81 corridor, introduced the "I-81 Corridor Improvement Fund," a bipartisan initiative for funding much-needed improvements to the highway.
The Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) released a study of the economic impact of improving Interstate 81, and the numbers are promising.