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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working to evaluate the environmental impacts of five route alternatives for Route-460.
In January 2013, Ferrovial and American Infrastructure (US 460 Mobility Partners) achieved financial close of the U.S. Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project (Design - Build- Finance). The consortium, which was chosen in October 2013 by Virginia Department of Transportation, also signed the US$1.393 million contract.
An estimated $300 million has already been spent on the project.
Route 460 Funding Corporation of Virginia issued a stop work order to US 460 Mobility Partners regarding the construction of the project. Pending further environmental review and an eventual receipt of an environmental permit, the 404 permit, were the reasons.
No right of way acquisition has taken place yet, although survey and geographic study work has been conducted.
The state is now focusing on the environmental impact of the project. They have five alternatives routes under study:
The final document will include the preferred alternative out of the five above. Public hearings are scheduled to be held in fall 2014. It is expected that VDOT will make a recommendation on a preferred alternative by the end of the year.