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Governor Northam signing legislation at the Salem VDOT District Offices.

In April, he announced budget amendments. On June 7, he signed bipartisan legislation that is expected to kick start over $2 billion worth of projects.

When he arrived at the VDOT District Offices, he was accompanied by several local senators and delegates, including Senators Bill Carrigo and Creigh Deeds, and Delegates Chris Hurst, Steve Landes and Sam Rasoul. Also present was Shannon Valentine, the Secretary of Transportation for Virginia.

Stephen Bridge, Commissioner of Highways for the Virginia Department of Transportation, said, “We are very grateful for this partnership that brought us here today, and mark this historic action to dedicate funding directly to I-81 for the very first time.”

On the day of the signing, the Governor was caught in traffic because of an accident on I-81. Virginia’s number one priority, the economy, according to the governor, will be supported by the new changes.

“Shannon asked an important question, and that is how did this happen? It happened because of teamwork. The reason why I am here today, aside from signing these two…

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