I-73 from Roanoke to Martinsville could be built in 10 years

I-73 from Roanoke to Martinsville could be built in 10 years

WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

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.

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