Board Backs Alignment Change for Purcellville’s Northern Collector Road

Plans to build the Northern Collector Road along Rt. 7 north of Purcellville both advanced and stalled this week.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday took up the recommendation of its Transportation/Land Use Committee on the issue. The road has long appeared on county planning maps but recently there has been a push by residents opposing nearby development to erase it. Supervisors didn’t agree to do that, but they did endorse a new alignment—one that aligns closely with the highway and away from existing homes.

However, they also agreed that no work to build the road should occur before the planned Rt. 7/Rt. 690 interchange is built, Even after that happens, the road plan should be evaluated once more, according to the board’s resolution.

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