Multistate Study of the I-81 Corridor

In October 2008, six states (Maryland New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) executed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate studies and information about the I-81 Corridor for the purpose of establishing a seamless freight and passenger network. The I-81 is an important national artery for the movement of people and goods and has become a key component in the economic development and vitality of the Eastern States of the United States of America. Meeting the growing demand for freight movement along the corridor and maintaining the region's economic vitality will be challenging but is critical to all the states. All six signatory states have major statewide freight planning efforts either underway or complete. Some have constructed projects on Interstate 81 and others have projects programmed. The Signatory states are interested in having the individual states' studies and improvements compiled and to determine where further information is required to move toward a consolidated, multistate plan for the corridor. The objectives of this project are to: (1) Provide the basis for a multistate and multimodal coordinated plan for I-81; (2) Review and integrate the current studies for highway and rail in the Corridor; (3) Review and coordinate the operating and capital plans for the corridor of each Signatory State; (4) Make recommendations regarding corridor-wide improvements; and (5) Identify the public and private benefits of the improvements and costs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $38764
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Keystone Building
    400 North Street
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    Virginia Department of Transportation

    1408 E Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    West Virginia Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways
    Building 5, Room A-110
    Charleston, WV  United States  25305-0430

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration

    707 N. Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Project Managers:

    Kelsh, Bill

  • Start Date: 20111202
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120806
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29815

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528644
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(235)
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 22 2014 1:00AM