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Depth of Opposition Grows to Massive I-81 Widening

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Seven citizens’ organizations – National Trust for Historic Preservation, Scenic Virginia, APVA Preservation Virginia, Virginia Organizing Project, Valley Conservation Council, Rockbridge Area Conservation Council and Sierra Club – Thursday joined a federal lawsuit to block plans to widen I-81 to eight or more lanes throughout most of western Virginia. (Amended Complaint) Meanwhile, the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates passed bills mandating legislative oversight of I-81 and prior approval should tolls be proposed.
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Manassas Battlefield Park Bypass Study Draft EIS

Manassas Battlefield Park Bypass Study Draft EIS

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We have reviewed the Battlefield Bypass DEIS and have found a number of noteworthy deficiencies that significantly affect the conclusion that four lane bypasses are required to replace Routes 29 and 234 through the Manassas Battlefield National Park.
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