Ongoing legal fights and permitting questions aside, construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia is in full swing. Hundreds of workers have flooded into the state to clear trees and install massive sections of 42-inch pipe.

These photos show the state of construction in Montgomery County, where workers are still in the process of removing tress and the clear cut can be seen near from Interstate 81, and in Roanoke County near Bent Mountain, where workers have begun laying pipe on either side of the Blue Ridge Parkway.