Report sizes up ditched U.S. 460 project in Va.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An internal state review concludes a public-private partnership to build a $1.4 billion toll road along U.S. 460 was not transparent, but the McDonnell administration broke no rules.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1mCt64T) obtained the critical pending report by a division of the Virginia Department of Transportation and the State Inspector General’s office.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe shut down his predecessor Bob McDonnell’s project in March, before any work had begun. He cited the failure to obtain environmental permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before construction could begin.

Before McAuliffe put the brakes on the 55-mile road, U.S. 460 Mobility Partners had already received more than $250 million in payments from the state and Route 460 Funding Corp. of Virginia on the project.

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Information from: Richmond Times- Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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