nvdaily.com link to home page

Traffic | Weather | Mobile Edition
      Archives | Subscribe | Special Sections


Local News arrow Ryan Cornell arrow Strasburg

| 0

Strasburg OKs I-81 tourist info center signs


By Ryan Cornell

Drivers traveling on Interstate 81 could see the four highway signs promoting the "Strasburg Tourist Info Center" and "Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park" by this summer.

Town Manager Judson Rex said the interstate signs and their funding were approved 7-1 as proposed at Tuesday night's meeting. He said the opposing argument, delivered by Councilwoman Jocelyn Vena, was not against the signs, but the town's relationship with the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation and Hupp's Hill property.

"We don't have a lease on the property where the visitors center is," Rex said. "Her argument was that we shouldn't make an investment in a visitors center that we don't have a long-term lease or agreement we'll be there."

The signs will be located alongside the north- and southbound lanes of I-81 before exit 298 as well as on the exit ramp onto Route 11. Because the Strasburg tourist info center signs are sharing frames with the National Park Service, the cost is $32,115, as opposed to nearly double the cost without the partnership. After an $11,000 donation from Hometown Strasburg, the town would pay $21,000 in general contingency funds.

Economic Development and Planning Manager Kimberly Murray, who presented the proposal to the council last week, shared her excitement over a phone call on Wednesday.

"I already emailed Virginia Logos and VDOT to tell them the news," she said.

She said the blue signs, which will be obtained in a one-time purchase, are a smart long-term investment in the town.

"I think it's going to draw a lot of people off the interstate and past the McDonalds to see it," she said. "And they're going to find out there's a lot to see and do here in Strasburg."

Contact staff writer Ryan Cornell at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rcornell@nvdaily.com


Keep up to date on local news

Sign up here to receive Northern Virginia Daily news delivered to your email box each morning and when breaking news occurs.

Comments

Comments that are posted represent the opinion of the commenter and not the Northern Virginia Daily/nvdaily.com. View our comments/submisssions policy. Report abuse by clicking the X next to the comment.













Local News Sections

Affordable Care Act Agency on Aging Agriculture Alex Bridges Apple Blossom Festival Aviation Basye Berryville Boyce Breaking News Business Charities Civil War Clarification Clarke County Colleges Corrections Courthouse Notes: Permits, Transactions Courts & Legal News Crime & Public Safety Economy and Jobs Edinburg Education Edward N. Bell Election 2012 Election 2013 Entertainment Environment Fairs & Festivals Fire & Rescue Fishers Hill Fort Valley Frederick County Front Royal George Washington National Forest Guest Column Hard Times Health History Holidays Homes In The Spotlight Jeff Nations Joe Beck Josette Keelor Katie Demeria Kim Walter Ledger Livestock Local Markets Maurertown Media Middletown Military & Veterans Moms Mount Jackson New Market Page County Pets & Animals Politics Progress 2013 Quicksburg Religion Rockingham County RSW Jail Ryan Cornell School News Shenandoah County Shenandoah Farms Volunteer Fire Department Star Tannery State Stephens City Steven A. Boyce Strasburg Toms Brook Traffic & Transportation Utilities Valley 911 Warren County Weather West Virginia Winchester Woodstock Year in Review




News | Sports | Business | Lifestyle | Obituaries | Opinion | Multimedia| Entertainment | Classifieds
Contact Us | NIE | Place a Classified | Privacy Policy | Comments/Submissions Policy | Subscribe

Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily | nvdaily.com | 152 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, Va. 22657 | (800) 296-5137

nvdaily.com
2013 Virginia Press Association Sweepstakes Winner
The Best Small Daily Newspaper in Virginia!


nvdaily.com | seeshenandoah.com