I-81 Southbound Widening (Washington Co.)
Design Public Meeting
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4 – 6 p.m.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – Bristol Convention Center
3135 Linden Drive, Bristol, VA 24202*

Find out about the proposed widening to three lanes of Interstate 81 southbound between mile
markers 8.1 and 9.7 and extension of the northbound I-81 merge lane. This project will involve a
change and/or break in limited access control.
During the meeting, VDOT will follow all COVID-19 precautions to ensure the health and safety of
attendees. The project website will include the same information, materials and presentations
available at the public meeting. The project website is found at:
Review the proposed project plans and the National Environmental Policy Act document in the
form of a Categorical Exclusion at the public meeting, on VDOT’s website at, or at VDOT’s Bristol District Office
located at 2111 Bonham Road in Bristol, 276-696-3255, 800-367-7623, or TTY/TDD 711.
Please call ahead to assure the appropriate personnel are available to answer your
questions. Property impact information, relocation assistance policies, and tentative
construction schedules are available for your review at the above addresses and will be
available at the public hearing.
Give your written or oral comments at the hearing or submit them online from the survey on
VDOT’s website at the address listed above 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.
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 more
information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency,
contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at the above VDOT address or phone numbers.
State Project: 0081-095-094,P101,R201,C501 UPC: 116170
From: mile marker 8.1 southbound To: mile marker 9.7 southbound

*In the event an alternative meeting is needed, a virtual meeting will be held October 28, 2021 at 4
p.m. via Webex. Log in details will be available at the web address listed above.

1401 E BROAD ST ROOM 302, RICHMOND, VA 23219


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