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Cars and trucks head west on I-95/I-64 in downtown Richmond Friday, June 30, 2017.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia transportation officials are asking the public for ideas on how to improve a heavily trafficked highway.

Officials said Wednesday that the first round of public comments on a study to improve the Interstate 95 corridor will end August 21.

Officials are looking to identify key problems areas along I-95. The highway runs for 179 miles in Virginia, from Alexandria to the North Carolina border.

State lawmakers have directed transportation officials to also study potential financing options for improving the highway.

A similar directive recently led lawmakers to approve a regional fuel tax hike to pay for improvements to Interstate 81 in the western part of the state. Some lawmakers initially supported adding tolls to the highway.

The public can submit comments at VA95Corridor.org.

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