Goodbye Western Bypass

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The Western Bypass takes its place the history books.

Dating back at least 30 years, the Commonwealth “voted to cancel all previous decisions approving construction of the 6.2-mile road” and the former owners of the properties purchased by VDOT that would have been used by the Western Bypass can now buy back those properties … for the original purchase price (thanks to Sean Tubbs for this knowledge).

Cvillepedia rightly calls the Western Bypass “defunct.”

I wonder just how much money was spent on the Western Bypass.

If you’re curious:

- This is what the Western Bypass might have looked like (2012) – Graelyn Brashear at C-Ville did a great story last year on the Bypass. – A reader asked me in 2008 why the Western Bypass hadn’t yet been builtThe Bypass should have been longer; by the time it got to the actual planning/funding stages, it was outdated.- $270 million – the estimated cost put forth in 2007

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