Martinsville City Council will remain a part of the Interstate 73 Coalition after a 4-1 vote. Sharon Brooks Hodge was the only member to vote against staying in. Henry County has opted to drop out. The motion to stay in was made by David Martin and supported by Tommy Slaughter and Jim Adams, but Debra Buchanan, Joe Bryant, and Ryan Zehr voted against it. Split votes fail in Henry County. The Coalition pays a PR firm to lobby state and federal lawmakers for the construction of I-73.