Loudoun Supervisors Earmark $7.4M for Metro Pedestrian Projects

Loudoun supervisors will ask the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to send $7.4 million in leftover federal funding from the Loudoun County Parkway widening project to Metro station area pedestrian improvements.

The $120 million Loudoun County Parkway project widened the road from two lanes to four divided lanes between Evergreen Mills Road and the Dulles Greenway, and was funded for the most part with state and federal money. The project is scheduled to wrap up in August 2018, and is expected to have a $7.4 million surplus of Regional Surface Transportation Program funding, regionally-administered federal funding.

To reallocate that money, the county must get permission from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, which county supervisors voted to do at their meeting June 21. If approved, it will go toward work to provide for sidewalks, shared-use trails, crosswalks, and intersection improvements to improve pedestrian access to the Silver Line Metro stops in Loudoun. It would bring the pedestrian projects fund up to $13.2 million.

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