Blue Ridge Chrysler Dodge moving to Abingdon, closing in Hansonville


An automotive group announced Friday its intentions to close its current location in Russell County, Virginia, and invest millions in property located off of Interstate 81 in Abingdon for a new auto store.

Highlands Automotive said the new dealership will be located in the Exit 14 area of Washington County and result in the creation of 42 new jobs within the next three years. The group is planning to spend more than $3 million at their new location.

The move by Highlands, the parent company of Blue Ridge Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, was disclosed by the Virginia Tobacco Commission who approved a $140,000 Opportunity Fund grant to assist in the project which will result in the closure of group's dealership in the Hansonville area near Lebanon.