Expanded Route 460 project greatly needed

Published 11:06 am Saturday, May 3, 2014


Recognizing the tremendous increase in commerce that will result from the Panama Canal expansion, it becomes instantly obvious that the need for a toll road from Petersburg to Suffolk is overwhelming and that the greatest governor of our time was truly a visionary.

I utilize Hwy. 460 extensively and cannot imagine additional truck traffic on that route. It is currently very unsafe and can only get to be critical in the future.

I can assure you that truckers would be very happy to pay a fee to use a new limited access road. I can also assure that we would have virtually no negative impact on the environment with our ability to span rivers, creeks and ponds.

I urge Congressman [Randy] Forbes and all members of the Virginia legislature to reassess this overwhelming priority so that we can be ready to handle the increase in commerce forecasted to occur by 2015.

Dan Hohman