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Port Haywood shoreline project approved by VMRC

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission unanimously approved a shoreline improvement plan for a Mathews County applicant during its Jan. 24 meeting at VMRC headquarters in Newport News.

Jean Case was granted authorization to install two stone breakwater spurs over 325 square feet of state-owned subaqueous bottom along the East River shoreline at 726 Turpin Lane in Port Haywood.

The project was protested by an adjacent property owner, according to VMRC spokesperson Laurie Naismith. Before hearing the application, Naismith said the commission denied a request by the opposition to postpone consideration of the matter.

Meanwhile, the commission approved an application by Dominion Virginia Power to cross 40 linear feet of Wilson Creek with a 19.9 kV aerial electrical line with a minimum height of 28 feet above mean high water at a site located downstream of the Cunningham Lane bridge crossing in Gloucester.

A temporary crossing is proposed to facilitate bridge repair work, a VMRC repor...

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