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Rail Park’s main entrance to relocate

Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:03 am

The intersection of Chalklevel Rd. and Rt. 22 could get a little more congested in the future after supervisors narrowly approved relocating the Cooke Industrial Rail Park’s main entrance, despite citizen complaints that it was a bad move.

Developers of the 800-acre site situated between Chalklevel and Chopping roads and Route 22 had requested several proffer amendments, including moving the park entrance from Route 22 to Chalklevel Rd. to comply with the county’s 2010 transportation plan.

The plan, which was approved in March 2011, includes designs for a new ad which will extend from Route 522, intersect with Chopping and Chalklevel roads and terminate at Industrial Drive. The road is designed as a bypass to relieve congestion on Route 22.

Residents opposed a controversial rezoning of the site to industrial in 2006 in large part because of traffic concerns and again voiced their opposition to the changes in September.

County Supervisor Dan Byers (Jackson) voted against the changes, which he said would create more traffic problems at an already congested intersection.

To read the entire story, see the Oct. 4 edition of The Central Virginian.

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