McDonnell Proposes Plan to Help Unclog State's Roads

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011  |  Updated 11:15 AM EDT
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McDonnell's Plan to Ease Northern Va. Gridlock

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McDonnell's Plan to Ease Northern Va. Gridlock

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to use sales tax money to ease gridlock in Hampton Roads and northern Virginia.
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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has proposed taking a small percentage of the state's sales tax revenue to help fund new road projects.

McDonnell says this plan would raise an additional $90 million.  The money would go to relieving congestion on some of Northern Virginia's busiest roads.

Some of the projects include the I-95 and 395 HOT lanes, and widening commuter roads like Route 28 in Fairfax and I-66 in Prince William.

Democrats say this plan would take money from schools and other core services.

The proposal is now in lawmakers' hands.  The 2011 session ends February 26.

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