Many residents of Free Union are worried that a potential shutdown of a VDOT maintenance facility in their area will drastically slow down the time it takes to have their roads plowed. While VDOT officials say no decisions have been made yet, preliminary plans show Free Union as one of 91 VDOT facilities to be closed as part of a consolidation plan.
This past Friday night, a commmunity meeting was called by Free Union residents to discuss the matter. VDOT officials gave a thirty-minute presentation explaining the plans, and heard comments from Free Union residents opposed to the plan. At times, opposition is heated. Janis Jaquith served as moderator, and Waldo Jaquith recorded the event.
VDOT’s Gary Allen says that no decision has been made. The Daily Progress provides coverage of this issue in a December 2nd article by Jeremy Borden.