Loudoun Board Endorses Six-Lane Configuration
Restoration to Key North-South Corridor
By unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors initiated a Comprehensive Plan Amendment process to restore to six-lanes the ultimate configuration of Northstar Boulevard/Route 659 Relocated south of Braddock Road and Belmont Ridge Road between Croson Lane and Route 7.
In doing so the Board reversed what Chairman Scott York termed "one of the biggest mistakes" of the previous board. (York opposed the previous Board's efforts to downsize Northstar and Belmont Ridge Road.)
In testimony prior to the Board's action the Alliance stated, "A well-connected internal and external transportation grid is critical to managing growth as well as attracting the tax base, jobs, teachers, public safety personnel and other elements that are essential to ensuring a strong economy and exceptional, affordable quality of life. It also is essential to Loudoun's major economic engine, Dulles Airport."
The Alliance also observed, "Facts are stubborn things. Despite repeated claims in the past that local and regional traffic flows only east-west, significant and growing north-south demand is well-documented by county, state and regional studies."
Local government downsizing and removal of long-planned and desperately needed transportation improvements is a major reason Northern Virginia has the nation's most congested road network. require the Commonwealth Transportation Board in cooperatione
Congratulations to Loudoun's Board
For Putting Loudoun's Future First