Are there any identified environmental concerns?

VDOT's Salem District Environmental Office has initiated environmental reviews and coordination to obtain information about environmental resources in the project vicinity, to provide natural and historic resource agencies an opportunity to review and comment on the project during its development, and to identify opportunities for avoidance, minimization and mitigation of potential environmental impacts. The project will continue to be coordinated with appropriate federal, state, and local agencies as part of various environmental review processes. All required environmental clearances and permits will be obtained prior to commencement of construction. Strict compliance with all environmental condition and commitments resulting from regulatory approvals, and implementation of VDOT's specifications and standard best management practices will protect the environment during construction. 

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1. Who will maintain the trail?
2. Will it be safe for trail users to be on the secondary route portions of the trail?
3. Who will provide emergency services and police to the trail?
4. Can I still hunt on my property if it adjoins the trail?
5. What technically is considered a low-volume road?
6. Will property owners adjacent to the existing railbed who use it as their only access to their properties be able to continue using it?
7. Will the trail be gated?
8. How many cars will the trailheads hold?
9. Will the trailheads have restrooms and trash receptacles?
10. Are the McKalester and Phoenix bridges along state-maintained routes suitable to carry trail users and automotive traffic?
11. Will any upgrades be made to the shared secondary routes to better accommodate trail users such as signage, paving, widening or dust control?
12. Will people still be able to access cemeteries that are located along the trail?
13. Will the project result in the closure of any US Forest Service roads?
14. What will become of the high-water route between Oriskany and Route 612 (Scenic View Lane)?
15. Are there any identified environmental concerns?
16. Will the Post Office in Oriskany have to move?
17. When the C&O railroad abandoned use of the old rail line, did land acquired through eminent domain revert back to the original landowners or their successors?
18. Has any of the rail right of way along the project ever been sold by the Commonwealth?
19. Are there any plans to condemn property via eminent domain?
20. Will camping be allowed on the trail?
21. Will VDOT fence the corridor to keep livestock/pets from entering the trail and to keep trail users on the trail property?
22. Why is the trailhead proposed in the Oriskany area?