NEWS RELEASE VirginiaDOT.org
CONTACT: Paula K. Jones (434) 856-8176 Sept. 6, 2005 paula.jones@VDOT.Virginia.gov
ROCKFISH RIVER RESTORATION MOVING FORWARD
LYNCHBURG – Along two miles of the South Fork of the Rockfish River in Nelson County, the land appears scarred and barren but things are, as we know., not always as they seem. The dump trucks, backhoes and bulldozers that have rumbled through this mostly peaceful area since early June are, in reality, there to make things better.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has been helping this stretch of the South Fork of the Rockfish River to return to a more natural state. In addition, the work has been done to offset damage done to several streams in Amherst County during the construction of the U. S. 29 Bypass of Madison Heights, as is permissible by regulation.