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The letter below was used as an automatic email letter that was sent to
Mr. Earl Robb, VDOT State Environmental Administrator and Mr. Fred Altizer, VDOT Salem District Manager as comments on the I-73 DEIS (Roanoke, VA - NC border segment).

THANKS TO ALL THAT SENT EMAILS OR MAILED COMMENTS ON THE I-73 DEIS.

Comment Deadline was January 12, 2001.


Dear Mr. Earl Robb:

These are my comments concerning the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for I-73.

I am opposed to all new-terrain options for I-73. These include:

Option 1 & 1a: Eastern Corridor
Option 2, 2a, 2b & 2c: I-581 to Windy Gap Mountain
Option 3, 3a, 3b & 3c: Make I-581 and U.S. 220 an interstate
Option 4: Western Corridor

I am opposed to all of the 11 corridors studied for a new-terrain highway because of their significant impact on the human environment and their tremendous cost to the taxpayers.

I am in favor of the Transportation Systems Mananagement option, which would upgrade U.S. 220 for millions rather than billions of dollars. This would result in a safer road in a fraction of the time.

Please include these with the official comments for the I-73 DEIS. I reserve the right to submit further comments at a later date.

Sincerely,

cc: Fred Altizer, VDOT Salem District Manager