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More money should go to mowing secondary roads, not I-81, one Supervisor says

If mowing along county roads continues to be reduced due to state budget cuts next spring, one official would like to see a little less mowing along Interstate 81 and a little more along the secondary roads.
Ingles District Supervisor Ranny Akers said he has noticed that Virginia Department of Transportation has been mowing along the interstate so much it is almost “immaculate.” Whereas, mowing along county secondary roads is less frequent and usually includes a couple of strips of poor quality mowing on each side of the road.
Instead of paying to have road crews mowing under trees and on embankments located a good distance off the interstate, Akers said he would rather see more money put toward mowing along secondary roads.
Throughout the summer Akers and other supervisors have complained about the quality and frequency of mowing along county roads.
Due to several cuts in the state budget, VDOT has had to reduce the frequency and amount of mowing along county roads.

VDOT Resident Engineer David Clarke said mowing funds for interstate and secondary roads cannot be interchanged because they are under separate contracts.

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More money should go to mowing secondary roads, not I-81, one Supervisor says

If mowing along county roads continues to be reduced due to state budget cuts next spring, one official would like to see a little less mowing along Interstate 81 and a little more along the secondary roads.
Ingles District Supervisor Ranny Akers said he has noticed that Virginia Department of Transportation has been mowing along the interstate so much it is almost “immaculate.” Whereas, mowing along county secondary roads is less frequent and usually includes a couple of strips of poor quality mowing on each side of the road.
Instead of paying to have road crews mowing under trees and on embankments located a good distance off the interstate, Akers said he would rather see more money put toward mowing along secondary roads.
Throughout the summer Akers and other supervisors have complained about the quality and frequency of mowing along county roads.
Due to several cuts in the state budget, VDOT has had to reduce the frequency and amount of mowing along county roads.

VDOT Resident Engineer David Clarke said mowing funds for interstate and secondary roads cannot be interchanged because they are under separate contracts.

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