Meyer Offers to Drive Loudouners to State Transportation Funding Hearing

Loudoun is in the running for state money to connect Westwind Drive from Loudoun County Parkway to Old Ox Road, and Supervisor Ron A. Meyer Jr. (R-Broad Run) is now offering to drive Loudouners to a public hearing to argue for it.

The connection, Meyer said, would provide another Dulles Greenway alternative as tolls are set to go up again. Westwind Drive is also expected to relieve traffic on Waxpool Road, providing a connection to Rt. 28 from Broadlands.

The project is competing for funding with other projects around the state.

A Commonwealth Transportation Board public hearing will be held Wednesday, May 3 at the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Northern Virginia District Office in Fairfax. Meyer has offered to drive anyone who would like to go make the case for Loudoun, renting vans if necessary.

Riders will meet at 5 p.m. at the Aloft Dulles Airport North hotel at 22390 Flagstaff Plaza, Ashburn for a 45-minute ride. The department of transportation’s Northern Virginia district office is at 4975 Alliance Drive in Fairfax.

rgreene@loudounnow.com
@RenssGreene

2 thoughts on “Meyer Offers to Drive Loudouners to State Transportation Funding Hearing

  • 2017-04-28 at 6:33 am
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    Myer needs to pick up his buddy Sen Dick Black (R) on the way.

    Dick Black was able to finagle a couple of million bucks to pave a dirt road out in Western Loudoun. I’m sure it’s merely a coincidence that one of Dick’s big contributors lives in a new Mcmansion development on the road?

    Surely Dick will help Ron finance an improvement for a road people actually use?

  • 2017-04-28 at 8:25 am
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    Ron and Company, where are all the proffer dollars that should be building this alternate path? Um, we dont have any because we did not hold the developers feet to the fire. Until you start saying no to zoning changes or building permits, the same ‘ol same ‘ol will prevail.

    I have long advocated for building permits on EACH unit (house, TH, APT.) to be at least $50,000. No cash equals no permit. Starting charging a large fee to help cover the costs that all these housing units.

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