Category: Interstate 81 News

Valley groups support proposal to transfer I-81 tolls to I-95

Two local groups support decision of not tolling I-81 Proposal shifts focus to Interstate 95 By Preston Knight May 13, 2010 *protected email* NEW MARKET-A pair of local groups have offered their two cents on Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal to

I-81 Freight Rail Study Falls Short

The state finally released the long-awaited study to determine the costs and potential of delivering truck freight from I-81 to rail. Shenandoah Valley Network sees the freight rail study as a missed opportunity. Despite legislators’ request for an in-depth assessment

SVN Supports I-81 Corridor Rail Upgrades

Shenandoah Valley Network has joined with partner Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to support improvements to freight rail in the I-81 corridor.  Norfolk Southern recently applied for federal stimulus funding for its Crescent Corridor project, which includes track improvements in Virginia.

Winchester Star: VDOT Budget Woes Cut Into I-81 Safety Improvements

April 9, 2009- Of the eight most accident-prone sites on Interstate 81 in the state, only one will receive Virginia Department of Transportation funds to bolster safety this year.

NV Daily: Opponents Take Arguments to Federal Judge

April 7, 2009- Opponents of the proposed expansion of Interstate 81 took their arguments before a federal judge on Monday, hoping to send state and federal transportation officials back to the drawing board.