Planning & Development

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is proposed to cross these Nelson County mountains. Photo: Jack Looney

Pipeline plans draw ire in Nelson

A proposed pipeline that would move fracked natural gas from extraction fields in West Virginia to southeast Virginia and North Carolina is generating angry opposition in Nelson County, where residents whose lands may lie in its path are raising concerns about property damage and pollution. The Dominion Southeast Reliability Project, a 450-mile-long pipeline extension, would […]

A lawsuit wants to halt the grade-separated interchange at Rio Road and Route 29. Image courtesy VDOT.

Vote expected on fate of Route 29 corridor tomorrow

A vote to adopt a $203 million plan for improvements to Route 29 through Albemarle County could occur as early as Wednesday morning, possibly along with the beginning of the process of selling off the state’s right-of-way to the corresponding land. The Commonwealth Transportation Board will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17-18 in Richmond to continue […]