by Megan Schiffres
RICHMOND—A bill to create the Robert O. Norris Bridge and Statewide Special Structure Fund unanimously passed both the Virginia House and Senate earlier this month and is now awaiting approval by Gov. Ralph Northam.
The bill, which was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ryan McDougle of Mechanicsville and in the House by Del. Keith Hodges of Urbanna, would establish a fund to support the maintenance and replacement of large structures, like the Norris Bridge, throughout the Commonwealth.
“Based on unanimous and bipartisan support from the General Assembly, as well as collaboration with Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, I am confident Gov. Northam will agree and sign Senate Bill 1749 into law. Travelers in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula deserve…