March 11, 2014
A neighborhood is banding together in opposition to a proposed extreme sports park in Augusta County, because they fear dirt bikes will be too noisy, and carry dust towards their homes.
The development sits just across Interstate 64 from the proposed site of the park at Expoland. A sound test with 30 bikes at the proposed site is slated for next week. But aside from the noise, residents fear their property values are at risk.
"We're not opposed to things that people want to do or activities for children, but we really are quite upset about the noise we're sure will be coming full blast right across the highway here to us," says resident Joan Mortner.
After the tests next week, a zoning meeting will take place that afternoon.