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Ladysmith rest stop may close

It has been recommended to the Commonwealth Transportation Board that the state could see cost savings by closing two nearby rest areas, at Dale City and Ladysmith. Both rest areas were chosen because they are near other commercial areas.

Reacting to the news, Caroline County Administrator Percy Ashcraft said closing the rest areas near Ladysmith will cost the county’s utility system about $55,000 in water and sewer fees.

"That is like losing a business in Caroline County, and we hate to see that happening," Ashcraft said last night.

The 450 hourly and salaried workers have not been told yet that they are losing their jobs, Ekern said. They will be notified individually over the next two weeks during meetings with human resources managers.

No information was available yet on how many jobs will be lost in each region of the state.

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  • southerner15

    Yes, there may be nearby commercial areas, but try finding a restroom easily.