VDOT Dedicates Monument

By: Damon Dillman
By: Damon Dillman

It's a way to honor those who have been lost.

The Virginia Dept. of Transportation unveiled its tribute to workers killed on the job at a ceremony Friday afternoon.

The granite monument includes the names of 124 lost employees, dating back to 1935, and three silhouettes representing VDOT workers.

A crowd of more than 200 was on hand for the ceremony, including several family members of those lost.

"I hope people across the state will stop and take time to look at this," VDOT Deputy Commissioner Donald Askew said. "Because what this is about, is about being safe on the highway, in work zones, and everybody, not just VDOT workers."

The $168,000 monument was built entirely with donated funds. It stands at a scenic overlook along Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain, between mile markers 103 and 104.

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