Proposed Va. toll highway hits speed bump over wetlands

Cute headline here from the Norfolk paper. In any case, a stated reason for the hew highway, I-460, is relieving congestion on I-64. But, as usual, the highway engineers, in this case the Virginia Department of Transportation, are clueless. New roads built to relieve congestion  on existing ones always become congested themselves, sometimes in just a matter of weeks. The Army Corps of Engineers is correctly worried about the sanctity of wetlands (under the Clean Water Act). So, will VDOT get is way and pave over yet more of our natural heritage?


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