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Virginia lawmakers continue to explore options for improving Interstate 81

By WDBJ
Tim Saunders

"RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ7) It's a common, but unpredictable problem along Interstate 81. Traffic crashes often block the highway and leave traffic backed up for miles."

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Read More: https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Virginia-lawmakers-continue-to-explore-options-for-improving-Interstate-81-505867281.html

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Revised legislation on fixing I-81 doesn't include tolls or taxes

By The Roanke Times
Amy Friedenberger 

"RICHMOND — Legislation that once called for installing tolls along Interstate 81 has warped into a study to produce funding for safety and congestion fixes."

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Read More: https://www.roanoke.com/news/local/revised-legislation-on-fixing-i--doesn-t-include-tolls/article_165dec7e-de34-53dd-baeb-cad26358f1c3.html

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I-81 toll legislation introduced; ATA threatens lawsuit

By Commercial Carrier Journal
Matt Cole

Following Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s announcement of a tolling plan for I-81 through the state, identical bills were introduced recently in the Virginia House and Senate that would establish tolls for both trucks and cars on the 325-mile stretch of interstate.

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Read More: https://www.ccjdigital.com/i-81-toll-legislation-introduced-ata-threatens-lawsuit/

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Governor Northam weighs in on hot-button issues impacting Southwest Virginia

By WJHL 
Jackie DeFusco 

"ABINGDON (WJHL) - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam weighed in on a number of hot-button legislative issues impacting Southwest Virginia during a visit to Abingdon Tuesday. " 

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Read More: https://www.wjhl.com/local/governor-northam-weighs-in-on-hot-button-issues-impacting-southwest-virginia/1717386848

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I-81 toll opponents threaten legal action if toll bill passes

By WFIR
Evan Jones

"Opponents of plans to implement tolls on Interstate 81 in Virginia say doing so would be unconstitutional, and they indicate they are ready to sue if such a proposal is passed this year in Richmond. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more:"

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Read More: https://wfirnews.com/news/i-81-toll-opponents-threaten-lawsuit-if-toll-bill-passes

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