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REPORT: Virginia rankles motorists by closing half of all rest-stops amidst budget woes

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Jul 23rd, 2009 at 1:00PM

Motorists traveling through Virginia take note: It's time to get used to crossing your legs just a wee bit tighter on long trips through the Old Dominion as the Virginia Department of Transportation has closed nearly half of all its interstate rest areas. The cited reason? Budgetary shortfalls... what else?According to VDOT, the closure of these 18 rest areas will save $9 million per year and will be joined by delayed construction projects and a slew of laid off workers. Virginia politicians have apparently been arguing the issue for months and a suitable compromise has yet to be reached.In... Read More

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