Important action alert for the business community:

Senate Bill 971 directs the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to develop an I-81 Improvement Plan and study financing options for corridor improvements, including truck-only tolls.

The business community and individual transportation stakeholders are invited to offer feedback on SB971 on June 14 from 4 – 7 pm at Holiday Inn Valley View.

Keep in mind – transportation is economic development.

Businesses, commuters, students, and visitors depend on reliable roadways to travel and conduct business safely and efficiently. With evolving regional efforts throughout Virginia’s Blue Ridge, quality transportation infrastructure is critical to our economic growth.

Improvements to I-81 are pressing, and now is our opportunity to advocate for meaningful solutions.

Contact rgunn@roanokechamber.org if you have questions or need additional information on SB971.