The US 460 Public-Private Partnership (P3) would have built a new tolled freeway along an existing one in Virginia. the project was never publicly supported as the current route is already lightly traveled but it did have the political support of then state Governor Bob McDonnell. The project failed to secure the necessary permits from the Army Corps of Engineers but officials in charge of the project continued to push it forward regardless. The result was a waste of $300 million of taxpayer money. This article provides details on the political figures in question and how the usual permit approval process was side-tracked for this project. Overall this proposed P3 was such a fiasco that the state of Virginia’s Inspector General’s Office would be investigating the project along with the internal review being done by the state’s Department of Transportation.