Some local residents are getting serious about a campaign to reopen the 19th-century Afton Mountain tunnel. Veritas Vineyards will host a meet-and-greet fundraiser on Friday, September 20th. Albemarle Supervisor Ann Mallek (pictured) is a member of the Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation. Mallek notes famed engineer Claudius Crozet designed the tunnel, and most of the construction was done by Irish immigrants. You can hear Mallek’s description of the tunnel by clicking the button at the bottom of this article. She hopes to see some progress on the project next spring.
Area Residents Hope to Reopen The Old Afton Mountain Tunnel