Please get informed on the issue!
I am not a very politically motivated individual. I have my opinions but I try not to push them on anyone else too often. However, there is something occurring in my community right now that has impelled me to speak. VDOT and the County Board of Supervisors is pushing a new interchange at rt. 29 and Rio rd that will change our major street forever. I am not going to delve into the political slight of hand or the disregard of county mandates that has moved this interchange forward.
Instead I am going to implore you to educate yourself on this issue because it will effect every single person in our area. It will effect small business like mine with increased travel time over and fuel costs over the construction period which will lead to higher rates for the customer. If you agree with the interchange after you have viewed all of the information then that is your opinion. I will not try to sway it. However this in not a time to sit back and let our elected officials make choices for us that will change the face of our city and cost $84 million. It is a time to make them step back and listen to the people and at the very least do the job that they were elected to do regardless of monetary loss or gain.
Please get informed! Take a look at the information below form VDOT and different community groups.
This is some of the information available. Take a look and form your own opinion.