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Green flourishes along a trail in Reston (photo by Terry Baranski)

Preparation for Delayed Southbound GW Parkway Closure Begins — “To prepare for the traffic shift, crews will begin to install temporary lane dividers on April 20. Motorists should expect single lane, northbound closures from 8 p.m. on April 20 to 2:45 p.m. on April 21 during these preparations. Crews will implement the new traffic pattern between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 22.” [National Park Service]

New Dining Options Coming to Local Airports — “Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport announced a new slate of concessions, including spinoffs of some notable DC restaurants and brands. The phased rollout will begin later this year, and more than 80 new dining and retail options are expected open across both airports by 2026.” [Washingtonian]

Metro Shares Vision for Redesigned Bus Network — “Metro released its ‘visionary’ bus network redesign maps on Monday, proposing drastically more bus service to the region. The plan, which is 35% more expensive than the current service, is unfunded so far.” The 100 proposed bus routes include 24-hour service to Dulles Airport and a bus between Bethesda and Tysons. [DCist]

Mosaic ES Renovation Approved — “Fairfax County School Board members voted unanimously on an April 13 consent-agenda item to award a $41.4 million contract to Dustin Construction Inc. to expand and renovate Mosaic Elementary School in the Oakton area.” The project will add a 55,365-square-foot, two-story expansion to the building. [Gazette Leader]

Fort Belvoir Now Has a Panda Express — “Panda Express, a fast food restaurant chain specializing in American Chinese cuisine, opened April 6 at the Fort Belvoir Main Exchange food court. The eatery, which had been under construction since early last year, is located in a space formerly occupied by Boston Market.” [On the MoVe]

State Senate Candidates Debate Tonight in Vienna — Democratic candidates for the 37th Senate District, which includes Vienna, Merrifield, Tysons, Oakton and Fairfax City, will have a debate from 6:30-8 p.m. at the American Legion Post 180 (330 Center Street North). Incumbent Chap Petersen faces primary challenges from Saddam Azlan Salim and Erika Yalowitz. [Patch]

Virginia Revises Process for Removing Dead From Voter Rolls — “As Virginia election officials work to clean up the state’s voter rolls, they announced the discovery of a huge number of dead people still listed as registered voters in the state. After reviewing death records dating back to 1960, they found 18,990 deceased voters who had not been removed.” [WTOP]

Tuition Increase Proposed at GMU — George Mason University has proposed increasing tuition by $300 for the 2023-24 academic year to provide additional financial aid and offset “escalating operational expenses.” The increase could be eliminated for in-state undergraduate students if “the university’s broader funding requests” are included in Virginia’s budget by the General Assembly. [GMU]

It’s Thursday — Mostly sunny. Pleasantly warm. High of 87 and low of 50. Sunrise at 6:25 am and sunset at 7:50 pm. []

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