April 23, 2014
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — A proposed toll road championed by former Governor Bob McDonnell might not be built but still cost taxpayers $400 million to $500 million.
Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne told lawmakers Wednesday that there's a slight chance the proposed route running parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg might not be built because of permitting issues.
Taxpayers and bondholders have already spent about $300 million on the project, without any construction having yet started.
The proposed $1.4 billion, 55-mile highway would affect hundreds of acres of wetlands and has not received a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.