LaRock Announces Progress on 33rd District Transportation Funding Priorities
Hamilton, VA – Delegate Dave LaRock,
re-elected this week to a third term in the Virginia House of Delegates, is pleased
to announce progress towards funding of two 33rd District
LaRock said, “Working with local government officials and state leadership, we are making progress. I am pleased that, last night, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors promoted the US 15 Congestion Relief project to #1 on their final priority request list for Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) funding. And earlier this week, Virginia’s Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Nick Donohue, informed me of a VDOT request to the Trump Administration for $52.9 million in INFRA grant funds for a $185.1M program of improvements to Interstate 81. I am grateful for the hard work of Senator Richard Black, Supervisor Geary Higgins and Loudoun County Transportation staff to move the US 15 Congestion Relief project forward, and to Senator Mark Obenshain, Delegate Todd Gilbert, and other members of the I-81 legislative caucus for their teamwork advocating improvements to I-81.”
Delegate LaRock has been listening to the concerns of local residents, and advocating for these projects with the McAuliffe administration, VDOT and local elected officials.
“Both of these are requests, not final approval of funding, so I will continue to serve the people of the 33rd District by working for these projects to be funded and delivered as soon as possible.” LaRock added.
The NVTA decision on whether to fund the US 15 project should be finalized in June 2018, and we anticipate U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will announce the final selection of INFRA awards in the Spring of 2018.
LaRock, a member of the House Transportation Committee, has worked to reform transportation funding in a way that prioritizes long-overdue congestion-relief and safety improvements.
More information on US 15 projects is available here: http://www.votelarock.us/issues/rt-15
More information on I-81 projects is available here: http://www.votelarock.us/issues/i-81
About Dave LaRock
Delegate Dave LaRock represents the 33rd House District, including parts of Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick Counties, and the towns of Leesburg (partial), Purcellville, Berryville, Lovettsville, Round Hill, Hamilton and Hillsboro. LaRock serves on the Transportation Committee, the Science and Technology Committee and the Education Committee. Dave and his wife, Joanne, have lived in Loudoun for 30 years, building a successful family-owned general contracting business. The LaRocks reside near Hamilton with Laura, Abby and John, the youngest of their seven children.