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Dominion Resources Grant to Improve 250 Underpass

30 Apr 2016 6:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The RTF has been awarded a $10,500 grant from Dominion Resources to build an upgraded crossing under the 250 Bypass near Hydraulic Road. RTF was one of 61 environmental organizations across ten states that shared $1 million.

We have some concrete lintels through there now, but they’re subject to damage from high water, expensive to maintain--and back-breaking work to replace when needed (the photo at right is from our last repair project). The grant enables us to partner with the City to build a permanent raised walkway, high enough that it is above the normal water level, but low enough that heavy water and debris will be able to pass over it unobstructed during storms.

This is but the latest example of support from Dominion; in the past they’ve provided telephone poles for bridge projects, volunteer work crews, and an easement along their Hydraulic Road property.