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This is a P & G under the Smart Road. BYOP
The Smart Road, also sometimes called the Smart Highway, is a 2.2-mile-long 2-lane highway completed in 2002 near Blacksburg, Virginia, home of Virginia Tech (VPI&SU), and the highway is being used as a transportation research facility for highway and bridge research as well as for vehicular systems research and for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) research. The Smart Road is a joint project of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This initial highway section was built on a 4-lane right-of-way with the intention that it would be a research facility not usable by public traffic, but that the highway would eventually be extended and completed as a 5.7-mile-long, 4-lane limited-access highway linking Interstate 81 and Blacksburg, Virginia, usable by standard public traffic of automobiles, trucks and buses. The Smart Road has two main purposes: 1) to provide a direct route for motorists between I-81 and Blacksburg, and 2) to offer researchers and product developers a state-of-the-art research lab for testing new transportation technologies.
The 5.7-mile-long Blacksburg-Roanoke Connector.
The northernmost 2.2 miles has been built as the current Smart Road testbed.
Groundbreaking took place in July, 1997, construction on the first 1.7-mile segment of the road was completed in December 1999, and the second 0.5-mile segment, including the high-level bridge over Wilson Creek, was completed in May 2002.
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