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Cam H.'s Comment
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Hi! My name is Camille and I'm a journalism student writing a story for class about i-81 (particularly the part going through Virginia). I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share their general thoughts on i-81 or any specific experiences they've had with it. I'm just trying to get a feel for what it's like to be a trucker on i-81. Thanks!!

Adam B.'s Comment
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I've driven I-81 in Virginia a few times recently. The road is pretty hilly entering from Maryland but flattens out as you go through the state. There are no big cities on the route and I found not much traffic either. It does pass by Bristol, which is home to a NASCAR race track. Drive is modestly long (300 something miles) an pretty boring.

Isaac H.'s Comment
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I drive i81 all the time. Is there anything specific you want to know? I find nothing terribly exciting about it.

Jmu in harrisonburg, white petro in raphine, 64 split to the turnpike sticks out i guess.

Weigh stations, truck stops, roads, people, cars. Lol.

TNTrucker73's Comment
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Its 367 miles of pure boredom from state line to state line....

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Actually I love it. Tons of truck stops and motels with parking.

As Brett once.pointed out....its the only Interstate that has two interstate overlapping but running different directions.

So if you are traveling I 81 south, you are also going I 77 North.

Its a little hilly and some curves but I love it....so easy to drive compared to some other interstates or God forbid state/US roads


Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

PackRat's Comment
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I have lived within 20 miles of it in Virginia (minus military time) for around 40 years. Anything specific?

Jeremy's Comment
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Cant speak for the virginia portion as much as i can pa which is a giant slow rollercoaster not the state to drive in if rackin up miles is your thing

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