bill (SB352) introduced this month would set aside $3 million
annually from fuel and other transportation taxes to help build
a 70-mile highway. The highway would still need the approval of
federal highway officials.
73 remains a concept without any construction funds, but Sen.
Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville) is proposing an initial step
to help pay for its estimated $1.2 billion price tag.
run east of U.S. 220 from Roanoke to the North Carolina border,
passing through Roanoke, Franklin and Henry counties. The Federal
Highway Administration is expected to decide whether to approve
the highway by next fall.