RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Joan.Morris@vdot.virginia.gov

John Undeland 202-289-2001
NOVA-68382

Sept. 30, 2013



GET THE FACTS ABOUT THE BI-COUNTY PARKWAY
Two Public Meetings This Week in Loudoun and Prince William Counties

Media Advisory

WHAT:  

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is hosting two public meetings in Loudoun and Prince William Counties. The purpose of the meetings is to review and discuss:

  • Commitments contained in a draft Programmatic Agreement, prepared pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, to account for the effects of the proposed project on historic properties; and
  • The draft reevaluation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that was approved in 2005.

The meetings will be open format: Sets of display boards highlighting aspects of the project will be set up around the meeting room and staffed by knowledgeable project team members.  In addition to meeting with project team members during the meeting, citizens wishing to comment may do so verbally through a court reporter, in written form on comment cards at the meeting, or online at meeting_comments@vdot.virginia.gov with “Bi-County Parkway” in the subject line.

WHEN & WHERE:

Loudoun County
Tuesday, October 1, 2013                        
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

John Champe High School
41535 Sacred Mountain Street
Aldie, VA 20105

Prince William County
Thursday, October 3, 2013
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Stonewall Jackson High School
8820 Rixlew Lane
Manassas, VA 20109

WHY:  

Over recent decades, Loudoun and Prince William counties have experienced some of the fastest growth in the nation.  The trend of rapid growth is forecasted to continue and trips between the two counties are expected to surge by 91 percent by 2040. 

The Bi-County Parkway is intended to add additional transportation capacity to reduce congestion, enhance mobility and link communities by providing a new route between I-66 and Route 50.  The new 10-mile highway will relocate existing Route 234 out of the heart of the Manassas National Battlefield Park, moving it 2.5 miles west.  It will double Route 234’s traffic-carrying capacity to four lanes and provide safety shoulders for vehicles that unexpectedly leave the pavement or experience mechanical problems. The parkway also will be extensively landscaped and will feature a bike and pedestrian path. 

For more information and detailed directions, visit: www.bicountyparkway.org



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