A Highway Runs Through It

Tiny town fights Virginia Dept. of Transportation plans for highway expansion.

"Residents hope that restarting the town and raising Buckland's historical profile will give it more clout to fight the state's plan to eventually widen the highway that runs through the middle of it.

While many area preservationists agitate for open space, Blake and a handful of Buckland residents have gone further -- digging into their pockets to buy more than a dozen town properties in the name of blocking suburban encroachment. They are willing to forgo tens of millions of dollars from developers to keep their town the way it is."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: Embracing the Past In Tiny Buckland, Va.

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