At the May 2018 Commonwealth Transportation Board meeting, Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine announced the launch of the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan. As directed in Senate Bill 971, the CTB, supported by OIPI, VDOT and DRPT, will study I-81 to identify priorities along the 325 miles and potential revenue sources that could be dedicated to improvements. SB 971 was introduced by
senators Mark Obenshain and Bill Carrico, and supported by Del. Steve Landes with budget language in the House of Delegates budget bill.
Please refer to Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan for current information.
This study addresses the goal of strengthening the Lynchburg regional economy through connectivity. It first diagnoses the current role of connectivity in supporting the economy, and subsequently identifies and assesses opportunities for connectivity improvement. For the purposes of the study, the region is defined as the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, including Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, Town of Bedford, and the City of Lynchburg as the urban hub.
Read the Plan here.