Sunday, November 9, 2014
The inaugural meeting of Virginia’s Joint Committee on Interstate 73 will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the New College Institute, according to state Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Glade Hill.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will present information on the proposed highway, he said. The Chmura Group will present a regional economic benefit analysis study, and North Carolina and South Carolina officials will make presentations.
The joint committee meeting will be immediately followed by a meeting of the National I-73/I-74/I-75 Corridor Association. That also will be held at NCI.
“The joint committee’s meeting, along with the concurrent meeting of the National Interstate 73 Committee, will help us chart a path for finally providing an incredible economic revitalization resource for the entire region,” Stanley said.
He cited recent studies that show people who live within 50 miles of an interstate “earn substantially more income than those that don’t, and their regions have lower unemployment and poverty levels.”