Coun. Bill McNulty says he recognizes the airport is an important economic generator. But he calls the airport’s expansion plans “extremely aggressive” and says they would mean “almost unbelievable” traffic volumes.
Coun. Derek Dang says the expansion wouldn’t stop there, noting the airport authority also wants to take over roads and bridges in Richmond.
He says that includes a proposal that the Arthur Laing Bridge be set aside for airport traffic only, which “raised some eyebrows around the table” at Richmond City Hall.