Of interest to your community and residents, VDOT will be hosting two public meetings next Tuesday and Thursday regarding the Bi-County Parkway project.
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, with combined population increasing by approximately 50 percent and jobs doubling by 2040. As a consequence, 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.
We hope you’ll join us to learn more about the project and that you will share this information with your community and other interested parties to help get the word out about these upcoming meetings.
· Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00 p.m. at John Champe High School (Loudoun)
· Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at Stonewall Jackson High School (Prince William).
In addition, the Bi-County Parkway project leadership would be pleased to brief your homeowners association at any upcoming meetings. Please advise if your community may be interested and I’ll work with you to coordinate a briefing. Finally, attached for your reference is proposed newsletter content that also can be adapted to help inform your community about the project and these meetings.
To learn more about the project, visit: www.bicountyparkway.com