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SELC Suggests Alternative to 29 Bypass

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The Route 29 Bypass is facing renewed ecological criticism from the Southern Environmental Law Center.

Senior attorney Morgan Butler at the Southern Environmental Law Center told the Rivanna Conservation Society Thursday that the proposed route of the bypass would add more stress on an already-polluted watershed. He suggests an alternative - one that he says would alleviate congestion and leave the environment unharmed.

“The best way to try to fix Route 29 is not to carve a new highway bypass through the community, but rather to take some of those most congested intersections on Route 29, convert those to overpasses,” said Morgan Butler, a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center.

These sites include the intersections at Rio and Hydraulic roads.

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