Interstate Route 81; Department of Transportation to address urgently needed improvements thereof. (SR19)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Interstate Route 81 corridor; report. Requests the Virginia Department of Transportation to address urgently needed improvements to the Interstate Route 81 corridor in Virginia, including: (i) plan for and construct additional capacity as needed to accommodate increasing traffic and address safety concerns; (ii) direct federal highway construction aid to critical safety and capacity improvements including 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 and a north-south rail project that will have the effect of reducing the number of trucks traveling the I-81 corridor. Read the Bill »


03/07/2006: Passed the Senate


03/02/2006Presented and ordered printed 062228732
03/02/2006Referred to Committee on Rules
03/03/2006Reported from Rules
03/06/2006Read first time
03/07/2006Read second time
03/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/07/2006Bill text as passed Senate (SR19ER)