From Arlington and Fairfax to Loudoun and Prince William counties the wish list is long for transportation improvements. But there isn’t enough money to pay for it all…
“In eastern Fairfax County, the No. 1 priority is investing and widening Route 1 (Richmond Highway) and adding bus rapid transit,” said State Senator Scott Surovell, a Democrat who represents parts of Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford counties. “We also have the underpass on Route 1, right where you get off I-95 … it’s very dangerous … the road needs to be widened,” he said.
A representative of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority told the audience that the regional body has a list of 60 proposed transportation projects, ranging from bike trails to roadway improvements, which would cost about $2.5 billion. But the group estimates its available funding at just $1.285 billion…
…Other projects vying for regional dollars are Arlington County’s ART Operations and Maintenance Facility, widening the Route 15 Bypass in Loudoun County and improvements to the Route 28 Corridor in Prince William County.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority has scheduled an open house and a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, where residents may offer their comments on the 60 proposed projects.
The regional transportation planners expect to decide in June which of the projects it will undertake over the next six years.
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