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ATA and VTA Commend Virginia Governor for reopening Rest Areas

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) commend Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s leading of the Commonwealth Transportation Board to begin reopening 19 safety rest areas and welcome centers. The Board voted yesterday to reverse its 2009 … Continue reading

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Virginia hopes to reopen rest stops

It’s a long shot, but Virginia officials are hoping that they will be able to find a way to reopen 19 closed rest stops on the state’s interstate highways in a couple of years. The state is going to mothball … Continue reading

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VDOT to scale back services along I-81

The days of convenient rest areas, freshly mowed grass and weed-free flower beds along the interstates in Southwest Virginia are coming to an end. The Commonwealth Transportation Board on Thursday slashed transportation spending for the coming year and beyond. The … Continue reading

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Changes would save some rest areas

Fewer interstate rest areas would be closed and the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry would continue to operate around the clock under revisions today to state proposals that would have shut down 25 rest areas and curtailed the popular ferry service. However, to … Continue reading

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Official hopes to keep more I-81 rest areas open

A Western Virginia transportation leader wants Virginia to soften a plan to close most rest areas on Interstate 81. Dana Martin sits on the Commonwealth Transportation Board. He will be present when the board convenes takes another look at balancing … Continue reading

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Concerns About Proposed Rest Area Closures

A crash involving two tractor trailers is renewing concerns about a proposal to close the majority of Virginia’s rest areas. Virginia State Police say the driver of one of the trucks involved in the Wednesday crash at the exit 321 … Continue reading

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