Category: I-81 Archives

U.S. District Court Hearing on I-81 Plans

The U.S. District Court (Western VA) in Charlottesville heard the case filed against VDOT and FWHA to block plans to widen I-81 to eight or more lanes- an expansion to be funded by federal funds and tolls on cars and trucks.

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Groups Ask Federal Judge to Order Reevaluation of I-81 Plan

Case exposes effort by agencies to make it impossible for landowners and local officials
to offer and win less damaging alternative solutions.

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Benefits of Rail Freight

Norfolk Southern’s plan for the Crescent Corridor, a $2.5 billion upgrade of rail freight lines from New Jersey to Louisiana, could take one million trucks off I-81, including 750,000 trucks in Virginia.

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Plaintiffs File Motion for Summary Judgment in I-81 Lawsuit

This motion was filed to block federal and state officials’ plan to proceed with costly and destructive major highway widening on I-81 without considering alternatives to projects proposed in the future.

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Seven More Plaintiffs Join I-81 Lawsuit

Seven citizens’ organizations have joined the federal lawsuit to block plans to widen I-81 to
eight or more lanes throughout most of western Virginia.

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National, State and Regional Citizens Groups Join Suit To Block Massive I-81 Widening

February 15, 2008- Seven citizens’ organizations Thursday joined a federal lawsuit to block plans to widen I-81 to eight or more lanes throughout most of western Virginia.

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National, State and Regional Citizens Groups Join I-81 Lawsuit

Seven citizens’ organizations joined a federal lawsuit to block plans to widen I-81 to eight or more lanes throughout most of western Virginia.

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SVN and Others File Lawsuit Against Unnecessary Widening

A Shenandoah County resident and a coalition of conservation groups working in the northern Shenandoah Valley filed suit in federal district court to prevent expansion of I-81 to eight to 12 lanes through most of the state.

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Are I-81 Safety Improvements Tied to Road Widening Plan?

November-December, 2006- Augusta County Board Chairmen ask Senator Webb for clarification on funding for minor safety improvements and how it relates to the larger planning process of the I-81 corridor.

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SVN, Elected Officials, Truckers and Manufacturers Question I-81 Plan

Since 2005, SVN and many others have questioned VDOT’s plan to widen I-81 and implement tolls.

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