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VA Toll Road Could Cost $500m, Not Be Built

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A proposed toll road championed by former Gov. Bob McDonnell might not be built but still cost taxpayers $400 million to $500 million.
    
Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne told lawmakers Wednesday that there's a slight chance the proposed route running parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg might not be built because of permitting issues.
    
Taxpayers and bondholders have already spent about $300 million on the project, without any construction having yet started.
    
The proposed $1.4 billion, 55-mile highway would affect hundreds of acres of wetlands and has not received a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed.



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