Jeremy Aldrich -- May 25th, 2010
Candidates for the 26th District House of Delegates race spent time answering questions generated from a discussion among hburgnews readers. This is the third video in a series.
Most Virginians know about VDOT, the state agency responsible for building and maintaining roads. Many don’t realize, however, that VDOT is actually one of four agencies under the budgetary control of the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The CTB decides which transportation projects to fund.
Budget cuts in recent years have resulted in major staff reductions for VDOT and other state transportation agencies, and many are concerned about the state’s ability to maintain current roads and bridges as well as keep up with population growth around the state. Locally, major areas of concern include congestion on Interstate 81 (resulting in frequent accidents) and the expansion of the road near the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital campus.
Image by M.V. Jantzen.