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Fixing I-81 Could Bring Billions in Economic Activity

The Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) released a study of the economic impact of improving Interstate 81, and the numbers are promising. Read More

Surovell: Working together for statewide solutions on transportation

Recently, there has been talk about widening Interstate 81 in Virginia and how we are going to pay for it. Given Virginia’s recent history, this discussion poses some important questions Read More

Interstate 81: A 60-Year Concern

The Interstate 81 corridor covers an expansive 325 miles across Virginia, making it the longest interstate highway within the borders of our state. Not only do thousands of our neighbors travel I-81 as a part of daily life, but the highway has consistently been a major economic driver for the Commonwealth. By 2040, it is projected that nearly 20 million truck trips on I-81 will transport three-quarters of a trillion dollars’ worth of goods, every year. The revenue potential of the interstate despite its rural geography make I-81 a vital, yet crucially overlooked artery to the heart of Virginia.  Read More
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