December 14, 2006
Virginia Department of Transportation announced Thursday afternoon it will not close its headquarters in Free Union in Albemarle County as originally planned. It is, however, moving forward with plans to close the Louisa and East Culpeper sites.
VDOT also announced it will consolidate its supervisory positions at its Yancy Mills location.
Last month, VDOT announced plans to eliminate several of its headquarters across the state, including the Free Union location. Many people came out to a public hearing in Free Union at the beginning of December to voice opposition to the proposal. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dennis Rooker told us it was that public outcry that saved the Free Union maintenance facility. He said, " We are delighted at the news Free Union will stay open."
VDOT spokesperson Lou Hatter said the proposed changes will go into effect in the Spring and are not expected to affect day to day services.