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VDOT Abingdon Residency Quarterly Report for Washington County

Public Hearing: 1-81 Southbound Widening (Washington Co.) was held on Thursday October 21, 2021 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – Bristol Convention Center. Proposed widening to three lanes of Interstate 81 southbound between mile markers 8.1 and 9.7 and extension of the northbound 1-81 merge lane. This project will involve a change and/or break in limited access control. Public comment may be submitted online from the survey on VDOT’s website by November 7, 2021, to Mr. Gene Holley, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 2111 Bonham Road, Bristol, VA 24201. You may also e-mail your comments to Please reference “Interstate 81 southbound widening (Washington County) PH Comment” in the subject line.