It’s that time of the year again, when Virginia does a temperature check on its upcoming transportation projects.
Community members can share their thoughts on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Six-Year Improvement Plan during a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office in Fair Lakes (4975 Alliance Drive).
In addition to hearing comments on the draft plan, which determines how public funds are allocated and is revised annually, the Commonwealth Transportation Board will accept comments on new projects that could be added to the list, as long as they cost at least $25 million.
Fairfax County projects currently in the program include:
- Widening 1.5 miles of Route 29, an estimated $96 million project to relieve traffic bottlenecks between Centreville and Legato
- The planned ring road segment at Seven Corners, which is seeking nearly $137 million
- Bicycle and pedestrian improvements by the Vienna Metro station, an estimated $10.5 million project
The draft also highlights areas that will be evaluated for possible projects through VDOT’s Project Pipeline, including Little River Turnpike from Prosperity Avenue to Wakefield Chapel Road in Annandale, and Route 7 from Chain Bridge Road to I-495 in Tysons.
A VDOT dashboard shows 32 projects in Fairfax County collectively worth $1.76 billion slated for the next four years, with fiscal year 2023 starting July 1.
A written comment period will be open through May 23. Road and highway project comments can be sent to Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov, and comments on transit and rail projects can be emailed to DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov.
Photo via VDOT
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Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.
To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!
We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!
Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!
Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art
Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!
Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun
Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!
Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all
Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker
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