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, March 19, 2012
A public hearing on Phase 2 of Dulles Metrorail is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, during board meeting in Fairfax.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the county’s role in Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail project at 5 p.m. Tuesday during their regularly scheduled meeting. Fairfax County transportation officials held hearings during the last week to inform residents how the $2.7 billion project was being financed and to gather ideas for station names. According to officials, Fairfax County will contribute anywhere from $900 million to $965 million for both phases of the construction. On Tuesday, the board will cover the financing of the project, but station names, a popular topic in the Silver Line discussion, will not be part of the hearing. As of last week, 13,000 responses had been submitted to a survey seeking input …
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 …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Dolley Madison closed from Great Falls to Anderson overnight
Another night another night of the closing of the Southbound lanes of Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123 heading to Tysons Corner) between Great Falls Street and Anderson Road. The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews (these are the folks building the Silver Line through McLean and Tysons Corner) will be installing acoustical barriers along track bed and traffic cannot travel underneath for safety reasons. Time: 11 pm.-5am. Thru traffic on southbound Route 123 will be detoured by turning left on Great Falls Street, right on [Old] Chain Bridge Road, then right on Anderson Road to rejoin Route 123. Police will be on site. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution, and pay attention to the signs. Good News: Previously announced …
Monday, November 14, 2011
This week's traffic turmoils
Here is a list of traffic troublespots in and around McLean and Tysons Corner caused by the Metro and HOT Lanes construction. Pack the patience. TEMPORARY TOTAL CLOSURES of up to 30 minutes on I-495 north and south from George Washington Parkway to Georgetown Pike and at Arlington Blvd., I-495 north at Lee Highway overpass, on I-495 south at Leesburg Pike, Oak St. and from Wakefield Park pedestrian bridge to Heming Avenue underpass. Major Overnight Lane and Ramp Closures on the I-495 Capital Beltway and Route 123 Continue Crews will continue the bridge construction over I-495 at the Route 123 intersection. Multiple lanes in either direction of the beltway may be closed in the overnight hours, though thru traffic will be permitted. A …
Metro Folks Formally Christen the Tysons Corner Subway
It's official. The 23-mile Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project will be called the Silver Line. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) board approved the color for the new line last month after several months of debate, according to a press release from Dulles Metrorail, which is building the project. Metro is now developing a new official map, which prompted lots of debates - and even a poll - to determine what to call the line which will run from East Falls Church to Ashburn when both phases of the project are completed in 2017, according to the press. There had been talk of calling it the Cherry Blossom Pink Line or even calling it some form of the Orange Line. However, Metro said more people favored the Silver Line, …