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Va. Transportation Chief Proposes 6-state Summit on I-81 Corridor

September 3, 2010

Virginia's transportation chief wants to hold a summit in the fall with representatives of all six states along the Interstate 81 corridor.

Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton told The Roanoke Times that the goal of the meeting would be to continue work on a plan to improve the I-81 corridor.He has invited the transportation chiefs of Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York to gather in Virginia.

Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Heidi Underwood says the proposed meeting would be held October in the Roanoke Valley.

The six states pledged in 2008 to cooperate on common I-81 issues, such as congestion and bridge maintenance and.

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