The compromise transportation plan has become law in Virginia.
The new law provides long-term funding for road repairs and upkeep.
Flanked by lawmakers from both parties, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed the bill, celebrating the bipartisan effort of it.
"There's a big difference between Washington and Richmond," McDonnell said. "Ninety miles can make a big difference. The bill that ultimately passed has 43 Republicans and 43 Democrats -- doesn't get any more bi-partisan than that."
The new law also brings higher taxes and fees.
It eliminates the state gas tax but adds a 3.5 percent wholesale gas tax, increases the state sales tax to 5.3 precent and imposes a $100 fee for hybrid owners.