Blue Ridge Tunnel Presentation

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November 19, 2020

Blue Ridge Tunnel Presentation

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SVBCoalition

November 19, 2020
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  1. Blue Ridge Tunnel History & Restoration Nelson County & Claudius

    Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation
  2. East Portal (August 2013) Afton | Nelson County

  3. Drill Holes (August 2013) Evidence of Hand-Powered Tunneling Equipment =

    Remarkable Effort & Achievement
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  5. Joseph Carrington Cabell

  6. Joseph Carrington Cabell

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  9. Phytophthora

  10. Brooksville Tunnel

  11. Inside culvert (on way to East Portal)

  12. Stone culvert on western approach near Waynesboro Photo courtesy Dan

    Burke
  13. Enslaved African-American Virginians

  14. Lieutenant-General Stonewall Jackson 1862 (photo: Wikipedia)

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  17. Blue Ridge Tunnel: East Portal

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  19. Blue Ridge Tunnel Project:

  20. Tunnel Project Status: Phase I -old rail bed = new

    trail -establish Afton trailhead -universal access Phase I $749,149
  21. Phase 1 Trail overview Photo used with permission of SkyShots

    Photography
  22. Phase 1 Trail looking east Photo used with permission of

    SkyShots Photography
  23. Phase 1 Trail Parking Lot Photo used with permission of

    SkyShots Photography Photo used with permission of SkyShots Photography
  24. Phase 1 Trail looking west Photo used with permission of

    SkyShots Photography
  25. Tunnel Project Phase I Eastern portal trail bed before reconstruction

    of the rock headwall above it
  26. Tunnel Project Phase I Rough grading to widen the trail

    near the eastern entrance to the tunnel in March 2015
  27. Tunnel Project Phase I Rough grading east of the tunnel

    in March 2015
  28. Tunnel Project Phase I Completed Trail Section May 2015

  29. Phase I -two “bulkheads” or “plugs” Phase II - Complete

    Final Contract Cost $3,492,889.16 Tunnel Project Status: Phase II
  30. Tunnel Project Phase II Reconstructed east portal wall October 2019

  31. Tunnel Project Phase II Eastern bulkhead installed in 1950’s

  32. Tunnel Project Phase II Ventilation fan used to supply air

    to workers in the tunnel in January 2018
  33. Tunnel Project Phase II Eastern bulkhead after first test blast

    2018
  34. Tunnel Project Phase II Western Bulkhead after final blast February

    2018
  35. Tunnel Project Phase II Deteriorated brick in the western end

    of the tunnel before reconstruction
  36. Tunnel Project Phase II Replacement brick in the crown of

    the western end of the tunnel
  37. Phase I Tunnel Project Status: Phase III -connect west portal

    with new west trailhead -reuse historic road bed -maximize connectivity with Waynesboro Phase III Current Contract Cost as of 12-12-2019 $1,079,953 Phase II
  38. Tunnel Project Phase III Rough grading for the trail west

    of the tunnel in the area beside and below the old railway roadbed October 2019
  39. Tunnel Project Phase III Rough grading the trail where it

    leaves the railroad right of way December 2019
  40. Tunnel Project Phase III Rough grading the trail where it

    heads toward Route 250 December 2019
  41. Tunnel Project Phase III Pipe installation at a stream crossing

    December 2019
  42. Tunnel Project Phase III The first layer of aggregate has

    been applied to this rolling trail section near the western trailhead in December 2019
  43. Tunnel Project Phase III Clearing for the parking area at

    the western trailhead December 2019
  44. Tunnel Project Status: MAP-21 program (Phase I and II implementation

    funds) NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program (technical assistance) Recent Grant Awards Recreational Trails Grant program (property acquisition funds and some interior restoration projects)
  45. Proposed Phase 4 Westward Extension of the Crozet Trail

  46. Humpback Rocks Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson / Augusta County Line

    Questions? www.blueridgetunnel.org