The removal of trees and natural habitats along the James River and scenic Riverside Drive for the construction of the replacement for Huguenot Bridge is complete, but the major three-year reconstruction has just begun.
The James River Park System has a sign just east of the bridge that may answer many questions about how the construction impact the James River Park land below. See the video as NBC12’s Andrew Freiden talks with park manager Ralph White:
So what happens to the wildlife during the construction, and what will happen afterwards? For the answer, we went to James River Park manager Ralph White — a respected voice for river-lovers.
“I’m very supportive of this whole-hearted effort — let’s do it right,” White said. He said VDOT and construction company Skandia listened during the planning process — and they’ve been sensitive to wildlife from Day 1.
See the rest of the interview and the video at www.NBC12.com