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See What Transportation Projects Are Proposed for 2014

Traffic in Fairfax County. Patch file photo by Rachel Hatzipanagos.
Traffic in Fairfax County. Patch file photo by Rachel Hatzipanagos.

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is looking for the public’s input on upcoming transportation projects proposed for 2014.

The public hearing will take place at 6 p.m. on July 24 in the council chambers in the city of Fairfax, 10455 Armstrong Street.

The public will be asked to give input on the over 40 proposed transportation projects in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties.

They are part of “TransAction 2040” which is a long-term, regional transportation plan for the area.

Here’s a look at some of the proposed projects from the descriptions released by the NVTA. Complete information can be found on the NVTA’s website:

Fairfax County

Route 28 widening (southbound from the Dulles Toll Road to Route 50) $20,000,000

Route 28 widening (northbound from McLearen Road to Dulles Toll Road) $11,100,000

Innovation Center Metrorail Station $21,000,000: This would be part of the Silver Line phase two to connect the rail system to and beyond Dulles Airport. It is described as a multimodal facility to includes bus bays, bicycle parking, kiss-and-ride, and taxi waiting areas.

Herndon Parkway intersection improvements at Van Buren Street $500,000: Proposed improvements include road widening, dedicated turning lanes, and bike/pedestrian improvements.

Herndon Parkway intersection improvements at Sterling Road $500,000:  The project would include road widening to accommodate dual turning lanes. The project aims to ease congestion between Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

Herndon Metrorail intermodal access improvements $1,100,000: The project would offer bike, pedestrian, and bus transit enhancements to service the future Herndon metro stop. It would include bus shelters and an expanded sidewalk.

Loudoun County

Belmont Ridge Road, North of the Dulles Greenway $20,000,000: Widens Belmont Ridge Road (Route 659) between Glouchester Parkway and Hay Road from two lanes to four lanes.  

New grade-separated interchange on Edwards Ferry Road at the Route 15 Leesburg Bypass $1,000,000: The project description states that the intersection is currently congested and that the work would enhance traffic flow.

Two new transit buses $880,000: Two 40-foot buses to allow for Silver Line transit services from a new park-and-ride facility called the East Gate Park-n-Ride along Tall Cedars Parkway. 

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