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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Media Contact: Melanie Stokes
Department of Motor Vehicles
(804) 367-6623

Virginia Transportation and Public Safety Leaders Showcase
Motor Carrier Partnerships for Safer Highways

Join Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton, Senator Yvonne B. Miller, Virginia State Police Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, and DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb for a briefing on the Commonwealth's commercial motor vehicle safety and compliance efforts.

When:
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.*

Where:
Stephen's City Weigh Station
(South of Winchester)
Interstate 81- southbound
Mile marker 304 south

What:
Overview of weigh station activities
Summary of I-81 crash data
Announcement of federal grants
Introduction of technology enhancements

* Immediately following the briefing, DMV and Virginia State Police will provide tours of the weigh station and inspection pit, and give demonstrations of technology used in motor carrier enforcement.

Directions

From northern Virginia/DC:
Take I-66 West to I-81 North. Continue I-81 North, exit 307, turn around and take I-81 South to the station.

From Roanoke:
Take I-81 North, exit 307, turn around and take I-81 South to the station.

From Richmond:
Take I-95 North to exit 133 Warrenton. Take Route 17 North to I-66 West to I-81 North. Continue on I-81 North to exit 307, turn around and take I-81 South to the station.

Media Parking
Enter the truck deceleration ramp on I-81 South. Drive across the truck scale and then turn right into the event parking area.

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