Interstate Route 81; Department of Transportation to address urgently needed improvements thereof. (SJ165)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg), Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Russ Potts (R-Winchester), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Interstate Route 81 improvements. Requests the Virginia Department of Transportation to address urgently needed improvements to the Interstate Route 81 Corridor. In so doing, the Department of Transportation shall expeditiously take the following actions: (i) subject to federal law and regulation, plan for and construct additional capacity as needed to accommodate increasing traffic and address safety concerns; (ii) direct federal highway construction aid that may be available or may become available for Interstate Route 81 in Virginia under the recently passed SAFETEA-LU and other federal legislation, to critical safety and capacity improvements including, where appropriate, additional lanes to assist trucks in climbing steep grades; and (iii) plan and develop, with the cooperation of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and private rail companies, an east-west rail project that will have the effect of reducing the number of trucks traveling the Interstate Route 81 Corridor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 068238732
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Rules
02/10/2006Reported from Rules with substitute
02/10/2006Committee substitute printed 064451732-S1
02/13/2006Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Read second time
02/14/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2006Committee substitute agreed to 064451732-S1
02/14/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ165S1
02/14/2006Reading waived (38-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/14/2006Communicated to House
02/15/2006Placed on Calendar
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Rules
03/01/2006Tabled in Rules