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Loudoun Board Restores Missing North-South Link 5.2.12
Loudoun Board Restores
Missing North-South Link
With an 8-1 vote the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors today reversed the decision of the previous Board by restoring a continuous 150-foot wide north-south Belmont Ridge Road/Northstar Blvd. corridor between Route 7 and the Prince William County line. When connected with the extension of Route 234 north from I-66, the result will be a seamless multi-modal corridor from Route 7 to I-95.

The action reverses the decision of a previous Loudoun Board to limit Northstar Blvd to only two lanes between Braddock Road and the Prince William line.

Today's comprehensive plan amendment was introduced by Loudoun Board Chairman Scott York, who said the previous Board "really screwed up." As a member of that Board, York voted against that decision. York underscored the importance of this facility in moving people and freight to Dulles Airport.

In testimony today urging the Board to restore the ability to construct up to six-lanes between Route 7 and the Prince William line, the Alliance said, "If downsizing or eliminating roads was the way to reduce congestion, our region would have the nation's best traffic conditions. Instead, by following this practice too often in the past, today we have the worst." To read the Alliance statement, click here.

Several Board members criticized the Piedmont Environmental Council and its Coalition for Smarter Growth "front group" for their campaign of scare tactics and misinformation including that this facility was an "outer beltway." Others pointed out that failing to provide 6-lane capacity in this corridor would threaten historic US 15 which the PEC claims it seeks to protect.
Thanks to the Loudoun Board
for Putting Loudoun's Future First
And to All that Supported This Key Plan Amendment