DALLAS — Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe is skeptical about going ahead with a $1.4 billion toll road in southwest Virginia until the project receives final environmental approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The 55-mile Commonwealth Connector, which would parallel U.S. Route 460, is being funded in part with $232 million of tax-exempt private activity revenue bonds that were sold in December 2012 by the Route 460 Funding Corp. of Virginia. The nonprofit funding corporation also is authorized to issue $62 million of capital appreciation bonds.

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