News | June 17, 2013

Haste Makes Waste and the Washington Post Weighs In

The major problems bubbling up with the southern interchange for the bypass should not be surprising to anyone, given the way VDOT officials rushed to execute a contract last year.  Not even VDOT itself can claim surprise—the defects were brought to its attention well before it signed the contract.  But the problems are serious, and more are likely on the way.  To read SELC’s comment letter, click here.

The latest problems are just the latest to cause objections to the project, with The Washington Post weighing in on June 15 with a strongly critical column, saying the “proposed six-mile highway outside Charlottesville is so wasteful and ill-conceived that it’s achieved literary status.” Read the column.