MARTINSVILLE (WSLS) – Everyone wants to see more jobs in Southside. The best way to get it may be a new interstate.
“If you want a jobs program, I-73 is your jobs program,” said Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Franklin County).
The Virginia Senate held its first joint subcommittee on Interstate 73 at New College Institute in Martinsville, with the goal of turning a long standing idea into a reality.
The new interstate would connect six states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan.
But most important to our area, it would provide a faster connection from Martinsville to Roanoke.
Stanley is serving as chairman of the new subcommittee.