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DEQ issues violation over sediment during Berkmar Drive construction
The Daily Progress Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 9 p.m.
Lane-Corman Joint Venture violated its water protection permit and the Code of Virginia during a portion of the construction of the Berkmar Drive extension, according to documents from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
The Berkmar Drive extension was part of a $116.7 million contract with Lane-Corman for the design-build portion of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Route 29 Solutions projects, which are expected to help reduce congestion on U.S. 29 by increasing capacity and efficiency on U.S. 29 and providing alternate routes on parallel roads. The Rio Road grade-separated intersection and the widening of U.S. 29 between Polo Grounds Road and Towncenter Drive were the other design-build projects.
According to documents, the unpermitted impacts were observed in late July 2016 and reported to the DEQ on Aug. 11, 2016. The permit requires the DEQ to be notified within 24 hours of the discovery of impacts to surface waters that are not authorized by the permit.

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