The 16-mile, four-lane highway was built through the city's agricultural south to improve traffic both to North Carolina and on local roads, and to ease the summertime weekend traffic.
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No. The project was funded from two sources: A loan from the Virginia Department of Transportation and the issuance of bonds.
The Expressway provides a limited access, high-speed highway from the Great Bridge Bypass to Gallbush Road saving both time and money for local commuters, businesses and vacationers.