6/6/12 * Daily Progress [full story]
Albemarle County Supervisor Christopher J. Dumler hiked the proposed route of the Western Bypass of U.S. 29 Tuesday in preparation for a vote on the county’s position on the road today.
Dumler’s aim was to get a first-hand look at the route, in part, he said, to determine which aspects of the road’s final design and construction the county should pressure the Virginia Department of Transportation about.
“Right now this road has been talked about for 20 some-odd years, and everyone else has had a chance to see maps and staff reports,” Dumler said Tuesday. “But there’s nothing that compares to getting out and seeing what ‘it passes within X yards of a school’ means.”