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Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) in 2007 approved an $11 billion plan to widen I-81 throughout the corridor. The plan calls for a possible new highway bypass around Harrisonburg, through Rockingham County’s most important agricultural lands and Civil War battlefields.

CAP salutes the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors for approving a resolution supporting alternatives to destructive and costly widening: Reasonable Solutions for the Future of I-81. These include spot safety improvements, improved local road connections and expanded rail freight capacity.

CAP works closely with our regional partner, Shenandoah Valley Network, on I-81 issues. You’ll find much information and links on their I-81 page to the right in our Archives.


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