June 25, 2013
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is sprucing up the highways and interstates in preparation for the July 4th holiday.
Crews will be mowing and cutting back growth through next Thursday, July 2. Their goal is to make Virginia's roads safer and more appealing for those traveling on July 4.
“A clean, well-cut roadway enhances the state’s appearance for residents and visitors, but of greater importance is the effort to improve a motorist’s ability to see signs, guardrail and oncoming traffic, and to pull over during an emergency,” said Governor McDonnell. “Additional mowing will be ongoing throughout the year, but we wanted to make sure that our roads and highways are ready to welcome the public to the Commonwealth ahead of the holiday weekend.”
Drivers are reminded to always use caution and reduce their speed around road workers.