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Crockett-Stark against safety rest area closures

WYTHEVILLE – Sixth District Delegate Anne B. Crockett-Stark (R-Wythe) is urging citizens to speak out against Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) decision to close 25 of the 43 safety rest areas in the state.
Crockett-Stark announced her opposition to the proposal Monday.
VDOT is proposing to close all but three of the rest areas along the I-81 corridor. The only rest stops that would remain open would be at Bristol, Abingdon and Winchester.
"VDOT needs to reconsider their decision to close this significant number of rest areas in the state," Crockett-Stark said. "Especially the disproportionate number of closings along Interstate 81. This 300 plus mile stretch is a very long drive for truckers, which causes them to have fatigue levels that can endanger them and others. It also encourages them to rest in shopping mall parking lots, which causes many other issues.
"These rest areas are a vital part of the safety and economic infrastructure in Virginia. They provide a safe and clean environment for tired travelers and truckers to stop. They are also an important amenity in our tourism industry," she noted.
VDOT is providing an opportunity for citizens to share their thoughts on the proposed closings. Public meetings will be held in every transportation district to share information and gather input. All meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. The meetings occurring in Southwest Virginia are:
• March 10, 2009- Salem District, Northside Middle School, 6810 Northside High School Road, Roanoke.
• March 25, 2009- Bristol District, Southwest Virginia Community College, Charles King Community Center (Building 295), 724 Community College Road, Cedar Bluff.
Citizens may also submit comments via e-mail to vdotinfo@vdot.virginia.gov by April 15, 2009. For more information about proposed service impacts or changes to VDOT operations, visit www.virginiadot.org/news/blueprint_meetings.asp.
"I highly encourage everyone to take time to let VDOT’s administration know their concerns with the proposed closings," Crockett-Stark said. "It’s important that we get input from those this (proposal) will affect the most."

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Crockett-Stark against safety rest area closures

WYTHEVILLE – Sixth District Delegate Anne B. Crockett-Stark (R-Wythe) is urging citizens to speak out against Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) decision to close 25 of the 43 safety rest areas in the state.
Crockett-Stark announced her opposition to the proposal Monday.
VDOT is proposing to close all but three of the rest areas along the I-81 corridor. The only rest stops that would remain open would be at Bristol, Abingdon and Winchester.
"VDOT needs to reconsider their decision to close this significant number of rest areas in the state," Crockett-Stark said. "Especially the disproportionate number of closings along Interstate 81. This 300 plus mile stretch is a very long drive for truckers, which causes them to have fatigue levels that can endanger them and others. It also encourages them to rest in shopping mall parking lots, which causes many other issues.
"These rest areas are a vital part of the safety and economic infrastructure in Virginia. They provide a safe and clean environment for tired travelers and truckers to stop. They are also an important amenity in our tourism industry," she noted.
VDOT is providing an opportunity for citizens to share their thoughts on the proposed closings. Public meetings will be held in every transportation district to share information and gather input. All meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. The meetings occurring in Southwest Virginia are:
• March 10, 2009- Salem District, Northside Middle School, 6810 Northside High School Road, Roanoke.
• March 25, 2009- Bristol District, Southwest Virginia Community College, Charles King Community Center (Building 295), 724 Community College Road, Cedar Bluff.
Citizens may also submit comments via e-mail to vdotinfo@vdot.virginia.gov by April 15, 2009. For more information about proposed service impacts or changes to VDOT operations, visit www.virginiadot.org/news/blueprint_meetings.asp.
"I highly encourage everyone to take time to let VDOT’s administration know their concerns with the proposed closings," Crockett-Stark said. "It’s important that we get input from those this (proposal) will affect the most."

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