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Shoreline erosion is threatening Va scenic roadway

Saturday - 12/15/2012, 11:31am  ET

YORK, Va. - The National Park Service is moving ahead with plans to address shoreline erosion along the York River.

A report outlining plans for a project to repair and stabilize a 4.2-mile stretch of the river describes the erosion as an imminent threat to the scenic Colonial Parkway.

Officials with the Colonial National Historical Park say the park is seeking $3.9 million from the park service to repair the entire four-mile stretch and that funding is tentatively budgeted for fiscal year 2016.

The Daily Press reports ( that the first phase of the project that focuses on around 1,300 feet of shoreline near Indian Field Creek is on track to begin in the next month. That project will cost more than $500,000 and will be funded through the park's entrance fee.

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