Thursday, January 24, 2013
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell tours state Thursday asking for support, says plan could jumpstart several projects in Northern Virginia.
Gov. Bob McDonnell spent Thursday traveling across the state to urge area business leaders and residents to support his “Virginia’s Road to the Future” transportation plan, saying his proposal could help jumpstart a number of projects in Northern Virginia that have seemed to stall. The plan has gotten mixed reviews from some state legislators so far this session, but a new poll from Christopher Newport University showed 63 percent of Virginia voters support McDonnell's plan, which hinges on doing away with the state’s 17.5 cents per gallon gas tax and increasing the state sales tax from 5 percent to 5.8 percent. The poll, released Thursday, surveyed 1,015 people across the state on a number of issues, including the governor's plan. …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Westbound I-66 lanes will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Dulles Connector Road, Leesburg Pike through Saturday.
All westbound lanes on I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road and Leesburg Pike will shut down this week as crews perform work related to Dulles Corridor Metrorail construction. Starting Monday, the lanes between Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) and Leesburg Pike (Route 7) will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. so crews can work on overhead bridges crossing those roadways, Virginia Megaprojects said in a news release. Drivers should take the following detour: Exit to Rt. 267 W (exit 67, Dulles Connector Road) and exit at Rt. 123 south (exit 19A, Dolly Madison Boulevard). Follow signs to I-495 south and take Exit 49 to rejoin I-66 west.
Monday, February 6, 2012
"Rolling blockade" will travel across Dulles Toll Road bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday
Monday, February 6, 2012
Drivers using eastbound Route 7 from Winchester to Beulah Road may want to seek alternate routes Tuesday and Wednesday to avoid wide-load deliveries for Dulles Corridor Metrorail construction. Traffic along Beulah Road from the Dulles Toll Road north to Route 7, just west of Tysons Corner, also will be affected. Trucks will be delivering components of a traction power substation to a location off Chathams Ford Drive, which is adjacent to the eastbound lanes of Dulles Toll Road immediately east of Beulah Road. Each day, three trucks, each accompanied by three pilot cars, will create a rolling blockade when delivering the components and again when leaving the site. Traffic disruptions will take place as the trucks and escort vehicles move …