OK, maybe a "couple" hours was an exaggeration, but I don't think it's as far as 4.5hr either. I've driven from Norfolk to VIR twice. The first time was kinda slow because there was still a lot of construction on whatever that east-west highway is. The second time (back in July of this year) was definitely under 3hr.
Anyway, yes, it would be wicked cool if this place actually comes to be. In addtion to Rausch Creek there's also another project on the slate for eastern PA - check out this thread I started a few weeks ago in the NESIC forum: http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...hreadid=121907