Delegates Gilbert, Cline lead new Northern I-81 Caucus of Legislators
Threatens County Employees with Damages for Upholding Local Zoning
April 6, 2009- Case exposes effort by agencies to make it impossible for landowners and local officials
to offer and win less damaging alternative solutions.
October 18, 2008- The motion would require that VDOT consider alternatives like spot highway safety improvements and increased diversion of freight traffic from trucks to rail - options that are less costly and destructive than widening I-81
February 15, 2008- Seven citizens’ organizations Thursday joined a federal lawsuit to block plans to widen I-81 to eight or more lanes throughout most of western Virginia.
December 17, 2007- A Shenandoah County resident and a coalition of conservation groups working in the northern Shenandoah Valley filed suit in federal district court to prevent VDOT and the FHWA from implementing a plan to widen I-81 and impose tolls.
October 15, 2007- A coalition of citizens groups joined Shenandoah County in calling on Gov. Kaine and transportation officials to halt plans to toll and widen I-81 and to reconsider rail freight and other options to ease traffic and increase safety.