a note from State Senator Lynwood Lewis forwarded from Henry Conde;
February 23, 2015
Ref: Congestion at the HRBTDear President Conde:
I wanted to give you an update on my efforts to help with the congestion at the HRBT. I am pleased to report that Senate Bill 956 which seeks to address the problem of over-height trucks has been passed by both House and Senate and is on its way to the Governor’s desk. As you may recall, this Bill attempts to create a solution by providing additional incentives for over-height trucks to wait to be turned around when traffic conditions are more favorable. Hopefully, this will have a positive effect on the over-height truck turnaround problem. In addition to that Bill I have also written Colonel Flaherty, Superintendent of the Virginia State Police, asking for additional State Police personnel at the HRBT and also in the alternative asking if the hours of the trooper now assigned can be staggered so as not to be predictable. I have attached a copy of that letter.
I hope to visit with you after we complete the 2015 General Assembly Session on February 28 to discuss the Assembly.
Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.
Senator, District 6
Attached letter: HRBT Letter to State Police