Tag: rest areas

My Clean Kitchen: Five tips for a healthier road trip

It’s summer vacation road trip season! I’m getting ready to pack my family in the car for a summer road trip. As any mom, or parent for that matter, knows a road trip with a small child can be a nightmare.

McDonnell: We’re reopening the rest stops

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that all of Virginia’s 19 shuttered rest stops and welcome centers will begin reopening starting in mid-February. All facilities will be reopened by April 15th. In a vote this afternoon, the Commonwealth Transportation Board reversed its previous decision from June of last year […]

AAA calls on state to reconsider rest-area closings

AAA Mid-Atlantic is calling on Gov. Tim Kaine and the Commonwealth Transportation Board to rethink the scheduled closure of 19 interstate-highway rest areas. “A growing number of motorists have expressed alarm about the decision to close the rest areas and to cordon off their entrances. This decision could compromise the safety of all motorists and […]

Two rest areas saved, but residency office still on cutting board

Two Central Shenandoah Valley rest areas have escaped the Virginia Department of Transportation chopping block as the transportation department finalizes its recommendations for budget cuts to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The rest areas at Fairfield on southbound Interstate 81 and New Market on northbound I-81 had been slated for closure in an earlier round of […]

Greg Marrow | Where we went wrong on transportation

Recently, it was reported that Del. Steve Landes had voiced his concern about the closing of two rest areas in Mount Sidney and the potential closing of the Verona residency office. While I’m pleased that he shares the view that I expressed weeks ago, let us not forget that Del. Landes played a large role […]