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Virginia's Infrastructure Earns Poor Grades

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An engineering group gives Virginia's roads, dams and other infrastructures poor grades. The state's section of the American Society of Civil Engineers rtes the state's infrastructure in thirteen categories, giving it an overall grade of D+. The condition of Virginia's roads received a D-, while the facilities for schools, storm water and waste-water got D+ marks. Parks in the Commonwealth got the highest grade, receiving a B- from the group. The president of the society's Virginia section, Thomas L. Fitzgerald, says infrastructure is vital to the health of the state's economy, and the state's ability to attract business and industry.

Bill Redlin reports...

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