I wholeheartedly stand with the Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park in their call for immediate disclosure of VDOT’s new plans for the McIntire Road Extended project and the interchange at the 250 by-pass.
I further assert that no construction should begin in McIntire Park until new plans are available for public review, that Charlottesville City Council should carefully review the plans, and that ample public input including public hearings be included in such a review.
VDOT’s sudden change of location for the McIntire Road Extended is an effort to avoid a court issued injunction and suggests that the plans for the Meadowcreek Parkway in its entirety, including McIntire Road Extended and the Interchange at the 250 by-pass is in violation of US environmental law.
I call for VDOT to release the new plans, for a renewed process that includes public input, and for no construction to begin until a new Charlottesville City Council is seated in January 2012.
In Unity with the Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park,
Brandon Collins, City Council Candidate