Thursday, December 20, 2012
Opinions vary depending on business, environmental, transportation interests.
Years in the planning stages, the Virginia Department of Transportation this week held two public input meetings about its Northern Virginia North-South Corridor Master Plan Study, covering an area’s among a dozen state-designated Corridors of Statewide Significance. The 45-mile corridor generally includes the area east and west of Route 234/Prince William Parkway and the CTB-approved location of the Tri-County Parkway between Route 95 and 50, and connections to the Dulles Greenway and Route 7. VDOT’s input meetings were in Ashburn and Manassas, and WAMU attended. Check out their report here.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The environmental group opposes the road it deems to be the ‘Outer Beltway.”
The Sierra Club has released a new report that names Virginia’s proposed North-South Corridor among the 50 worst transportation projects in the United States. There’s a meeting tonight in Ashburn about the proposed project, which the Sierra Club refers to as Northern Virginia’s “Outer Beltway.” Sierra has urged the state “to move beyond oil,” because the North-South Corridor “will keep Virginia dependent on oil for our daily transportation needs,” according to a press release from the group. Besides tonight’s meeting in Ashburn, there’s another meeting Wednesday in Manassas about the project. State officials have touted the project as a way to improve access to Dulles International Airport, while the Sierra Club suggests its just the …
Monday, December 17, 2012
VDOT scheduled the open house to provide information and collect input about two alternatives.
UPDATE: Manassas meeting place has changed. New location: 10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas Initial story: Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment has planned an open house from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn to answer questions and take comments about the Northern Virginia North-South Corridor Master Plan Study. The study, underway since May 2012, is nearing completion of the evaluation of transportation options that connect major centers of activity within the corridor, which has been designated as one of 12 “Corridor of Statewide Significance” by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The 45-mile corridor generally includes the east and west of the Route 234/Prince William Parkway and the…