VA Lawmaker Says I-73 Project Isn’t Dead, but Local Funding Options Must Be on the Table

Martinsville Bulletin reports, “Sen. Bill Stanley doesn’t believe Interstate 73 is dead, even though there’s currently no money for the project. In order to make it happen, however, he told Henry County supervisors . . . they need to consider some local options.” The report adds, “In addition to a sales tax increase, Stanley suggested that the county could use alternatives like implementing toll roads or consider going in debt to fund a bond to help cover the cost.”