Notice of Design Public Hearing for I-81 Northbound & Southbound Auxiliary Lane Project

Design Public Hearing
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Inclement Weather Date:
Tuesday, November 21,2017, 4:30 -6:30 p.m.
Northside High School
6758 Northside High School Road
Roanoke, VA 24019

Find out about a project to add an additional lane along northbound and southbound 1-81 between exit 141 (Salem) and exit 143 (Roanoke) in Roanoke County. Adding a two-mile auxiliary lane in both directions will alleviate congestion and provide for safer traffic movements at these exits. As part of the project, sound walls will be considered along northbound 1-81.

The hearing will be held in an “open-house” format and VDOT representatives will be present to answer questions.

Review the project information and the National Environmental Policy Act document in the form of a Categorical Exclusion at the public hearing or after the hearing at VDOT’s Salem District Office located at 731 Harrison Ave, Salem VA, (540) 387-5353, (800) 367-7623, TTY/TDD 711. Please call ahead to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions.

Property impact information, relocation assistance policies and tentative construction schedules are available for your review at the above address and will be available at the public hearing.

Give your written or oral comments at the hearing or submit them by November 24, 2017, to Mr. Kelly Dunn, P .E., Project Manager, 731 Harrison Avenue, Salem, VA 24153. Comments also can be emailed to Please reference “1-81 Auxiliary Lanes – Roanoke
County” in the subject heading.

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 in regards to your civil rights on this project or need special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Kelly Dunn at the phone numbers listed above.

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