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Exit 94 trees cut Monday

A state transportation official says trees that were hindering sight distances at Exit 94 on Interstate 81 have been cut.
David Clarke, resident engineer for Virginia Department of Transportation, said road crews cut the trees Monday.
Last week, Pulaski Town Council voted to send a letter to VDOT urging the department to cut the trees to make the northbound onramp safer. The issue was on the agenda for Pulaski County Board of Supervisors Monday night, but Clarke advised the board the trees had been cut earlier in the day.
Supervisors Chairman Joe Sheffey asked county staff to inform Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley that the trees have been cut.
Ingles District Supervisor Ranny Akers asked Clarke whether it is feasible for town crews to keep the trees trimmed.
Clarke said he would check into the possibility. However, he noted that VDOT typically doesn’t allow “third parties” to do work on limited access rights of way, such as along I-81.
Plans to reconfigure Exit 94 were cut from the transportation department’s Six Year Improvement Plan last summer in order to make up for revenue shortfalls. The project would have reconstructed the northbound acceleration lane, which area residents and officials complain is too short and poses a traffic hazard.
Since those improvements were axed, Pulaski Town Council asked the transportation department to look into cutting some trees in order to improve sight distances when entering the northbound lanes at the exit.

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Exit 94 trees cut Monday

A state transportation official says trees that were hindering sight distances at Exit 94 on Interstate 81 have been cut.
David Clarke, resident engineer for Virginia Department of Transportation, said road crews cut the trees Monday.
Last week, Pulaski Town Council voted to send a letter to VDOT urging the department to cut the trees to make the northbound onramp safer. The issue was on the agenda for Pulaski County Board of Supervisors Monday night, but Clarke advised the board the trees had been cut earlier in the day.
Supervisors Chairman Joe Sheffey asked county staff to inform Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley that the trees have been cut.
Ingles District Supervisor Ranny Akers asked Clarke whether it is feasible for town crews to keep the trees trimmed.
Clarke said he would check into the possibility. However, he noted that VDOT typically doesn’t allow “third parties” to do work on limited access rights of way, such as along I-81.
Plans to reconfigure Exit 94 were cut from the transportation department’s Six Year Improvement Plan last summer in order to make up for revenue shortfalls. The project would have reconstructed the northbound acceleration lane, which area residents and officials complain is too short and poses a traffic hazard.
Since those improvements were axed, Pulaski Town Council asked the transportation department to look into cutting some trees in order to improve sight distances when entering the northbound lanes at the exit.

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