Friday, June 27, 2014

Nice Work

Roads, even the nonexistent ones, aren't free.

US 460 Mobility Partners received more than $250 million in payments from the state and Route 460 Funding Corp. of Virginia on the project before Gov. Terry McAuliffe shut it down in March. The governor cited the failure to obtain environmental permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before construction could begin. The state spent an additional $41 million for procurement, engineering and environmental studies.

To this day, not a single shovel of dirt had been turned for construction of the roadway.