McDonnell re-opens eight rest stops across Virginia today
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), wearing a green tie for St. Patrick's Day, re-opened a highway rest stop off Rt.85 S in Dinwiddie County this morning -- one of eight rest stops to re-open today, among them two on I-66 in Manassas and two in Dale City.
Four others re-opened last month. The remaining seven facilities are slated to be back in service by April 15.
McDonnell announced in January that the state would re-open 19 rest stops that were shuttered last summer because of budget cuts. Private contributions through an "adopt a rest stop" program and $3 million from the state's maintenance reserve fund will pay the expense. The state will also use the labor of nonviolent prison inmates at the facilities.
(Photo courtesy of Michaele White, Governor's Office)
March 17, 2010; 4:07 PM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar , Robert F. McDonnell
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