New Wise County Power Plant - Build the Road First
The new road, which will replace Russell Creek Road, will be paid for by Dominion. A paved road, it will be closer to the plant than the existing Route 655, which is just east of the former Ruby B’s restaurant.I am sure the tree huggers and smelly hippies will throw a fit, but it is looking like the plant will be built.
Dominion officials have said that construction on the road could start as soon as August.
Also on the agenda for the Thursday, Aug. 9 meeting, supervisors will get an overview update on the Virginia City power plant project from Dominion representatives. The visit and progress report were supposed to take place in July, but Dominion rescheduled.
No construction on the power plant can take place until Dominion receives approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to build it, expected in mid-2008. Other improvements, like the road and some minor site preparation, will take place in the meantime, Dominion officials have said.(LINK)
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