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A group of regional chambers of commerce in Virginia are banding together to try to get improvements to Interstate 81.
The coalition wants traffic relief and a safer highway, as accidents and truck and passenger-vehicle volumes increase, according to the Augusta Free Press newspaper.
The coalition says the need is urgent and congressional and legislative leaders must secure funding.
The Improve I-81 Chamber Coalition consists of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber, the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber.