November 11, 2007 7:00 AM

Road builders turned to Young to push for Virginia truck lanes

When Virginia transportation officials realized that a growing stream of tractor-trailer rigs would eventually clog I-81, a four-lane highway, they requested help. The cost of the proposed toll road was a nonstarter for state officials: $8 billion to $13 billion. So the coalition turned to politics, seeking earmarked funds to jump-start the I-81 project.

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