‘a’ in Virginia’s aCorridor is for ACCESS….
Connecting through major
interstates or strategic four-lane highways, by air or rail, through
Foreign Trade Zones or Virginia’s seaports, the aCorridor provides
ready access to transportation and markets.
Located at the intersection
of I-81 and I-77, Virginia’s aCorridor provides access to I-26 which
stretches across the North Carolina-Tennessee border, I-64, I-75
and I-40, as well as strategic four-lane highway systems including
U.S 460, U.S. 58, U.S. 11 and U.S. 23, a four-lane highway that
stretches from Virginia to Detroit.
More transportation tidbits:
- Interstate 81 - the longest interstate in Virginia with 90 interchanges
- provides a link between the Northeastern Megalopolis to points
in the Mid-Southern states, adding to its appeal as a major trucking
route. I-81 follows U.S. 11 for almost its entire journey from
New Orleans to northern New York State.
- Interstate 77 connects the eastern Great Lakes region with Appalachia
and the Southeast. Cities it serves are Columbia, Charlotte, Charleston,
Akron, and Cleveland. Largely following the original route of
U.S. 21, Interstate 77 replaced the U.S. 21 through West Virginia
and Ohio, and it closely parallels or overlaps U.S. 21 in Virginia,
North Carolina, and South Carolina. (http://www.interstate-guide.com/i-077.html)
- I-81 is one of the top eight truck routes in the U.S.
- AAA voted I-81 as one of the 10 most scenic interstates in the
U.S - the only interstate in the Southeast to garner such acclaim.
- I-81 begins in Dandridge, Tennessee at the intersection of I-40
and extends through New York to the U.S.-Canada border.