The Resource Records

Records

Label
Records, 1958-1959
Title
Records
Inclusive dates
1958-1959
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records, 1958-1959, of the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike Authority, including press releases, monthly progress reports, and financial reports
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
The Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike Authority was established in 1955 to build the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike. The Authority was a small state agency created by the General Assembly, to administer (design, finance, acquire right-of-way, construct, operate, collect tolls, and maintain) the Turnpike. The Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike (RPT) cost $76.7 million (funded with proceeds from toll revenue bonds sold by the Commonwealth of Virginia) to build, and it ran for 34.7 miles from US-1 in Dinwiddie County to US-301 in Henrico County (from today's I-85 Exit 63 to I-95 Exit 82), it opened in its entirety on July 1, 1958; and soon after opening, the RPT was designated with the I-85 and I-95 designations, even though no federal aid was used to build the RPT, and it became part of the Interstate system. The 1973 General Assembly passed legislation to dissolve the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike Authority and transfers its duties, powers and obligations to the Virginia State Highway Commission (the predecessor of the current Commonwealth Transportation Board), so the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation (today's VDOT) took over administration of the RPT in 1973.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Records
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
31
Immediate source of acquisition
Tech services
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000503695
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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