As part of the Heartland Corridor multi-state freight rail improvement initiative between Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio to reduce shipping time to Chicago by more than one day, Virginia has committed to several infrastructure improvements along the corridor. Improvements include tunnel clearances to allow double stack freight rail traffic along the corridor in Virginia and the construction of a new intermodal facility in the Roanoke Region to provide both east-west and north-south (I-81 rail corridor) capacity for freight rail traffic. Below is information regarding site selection for the Roanoke Region Intermodal Facility.
Site Proposal Descriptions and Maps:
Map of Site Proposal Locations