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Jenny O’Quinn 804-225-4984, 804-357-6017
June 29, 2016
VIRGINIA’S NEWEST TRANSPORTATION MAP IS HERE
2016-2018 State Map highlights Chesapeake Bay region
RICHMOND, Virginia – A new official state transportation map is fresh off the press and on the shelves of welcome centers across the state.
“Even though we have technology at our fingertips practically all the time, the map’s popularity remains high,” said VDOT Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick. “Maps always come in handy, especially when the GPS isn’t working.”
Along with providing the latest road information in the commonwealth, the map places a focal point on the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia, paying particular attention to the area’s historical background, recreation opportunities and economy.
It also highlights tourism attractions, wine and craft beer, and oysters, which the region is widely known for.
Dating back to the 1600’s, the Bay area was populated with thriving Native American communities. It was home to diverse wildlife and fertile soil, and was the location for the second permanent English settlement in the Americas.
With the passage of time, port towns were established along the coast and the Bay’s rich bounty of oysters and blue crab led to a thriving fishing industry.
Today, that region continues to be the heart of Virginia’s coast.
The latest map features the latest travel routes to help you plan your next road trip. It can be found at Virginia’s welcome centers, and is available by request at rest areas and VDOT offices across the state.
The map can also be ordered or printed from VDOT’s website at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/maps-default.asp.
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