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VDOT rolls out alternative to US 460 toll road; priced at $375 million to $425 million


RICHMOND, Virginia — Virginia transportation officials say their federal counterparts and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have identified a possible alternative to improve the U.S. 460.

The alternative involves a patchwork approach — road improvements, a new four-lane divided highway for some portions, and an upgrade to a divided four lane. The project cost is estimated to be between $375 million and $425 million.

The possibilities were outlined Monday by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The proposal will be submitted to the Commonwealth Transportation Board Tuesday in Richmond.

Last summer, Gov. Terry McAuliffe shut down a private-public partnership to build a $1.4 billion toll road along U.S. 460. He cited the failure to obtain environmental permits from the Army Corps of Engineers.

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