Mountain Valley Pipeline requests variance to tunnel under Roanoke River
is asking for permission to tunnel under the Roanoke River.
In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week, the company requested a variance to change the crossing method.
The route of the pipeline crosses the river near Lafayette in Montgomery County.
Pipeline construction stalled after a federal appeals court invalidated key environmental permits, but the company says it plans to complete the work by the end of the year.