Don't Dumb-Down Loudoun's Countywide
It's not smart to eliminate transportation options. Yet the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is on the verge of doing exactly that by "Fairfaxing" Loudoun County.
In 1970, the Fairfax Board of Supervisors voted to remove and downsize roads in its countywide transportation plan in the name of "managing growth and reducing congestion." Since then Fairfax's population has more than doubled, its major roadways and neighborhood streets are heavily congested and it has few options.
Today, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is on the verge of duplicating the same mistake by adopting a Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) that downsizes Route 659 Relocated and Gum Springs/West Spine Road south of Route 50 along with Route 606 near Dulles Airport.
The proposed CTP also guarantees severe traffic conditions on Route 9 west of Hillsboro and US 15 north of Lucketts by failing to provide alternatives to divert a projected 40,000 vehicles daily that will overwhelm these historic corridors and communities by 2030.
Enacting these measures will severely harm Loudoun County's major economic engine (Dulles Airport), limit job opportunities and new revenues, and increase taxes.
The last opportunity to register your concerns is at the Board of Supervisors 7:00 p.m. public hearing on June 14th at the County Office Building. To sign up in advance, call 703-771-5072 or 703-777-0200. Email comments can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, but to make a real difference you need to be there.
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If Better Transportation, Jobs and Lower Taxes are Important to You, You Need to Speak Out on June 14th