Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Route 659/Belmont Ridge Road Design Public Hearing

VDOT, the Virginia Department of Transportation, will hold an open forum/public hearing for the Route 659/Belmont Ridge Road design on Monday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road in Ashburn. (In case of inclement weather and Loudoun County Schools are closed, the meeting will be held at the same time on Dec. 17.)

Loudoun County residents can attend to see the plans for the proposed widening of Belmont Ridge Road (Route 659) from Dulles Greenway (Route 267) to Route 7 (3.4 miles). The proposed improvements include the widening of the existing facility from two to four lanes on a six lane right-of-way, shared-use paths and the construction of a bridge over the W&OD Trail in Loudoun County. You'll also be able to find out about tentative construction schedules, property impacts and right-of-way relocation assistance.

Residents are encouraged to provide written or oral comments at the hearing. If you can't attend, you can also submit them by Dec. 20, 2007, to Mr. James C. Zeller, P.E., Loudoun Preliminary Engineering Manager, 41 Lawson Road, S.E., Leesburg, VA 20175. You can also e-mail comments to: Reference "Route 659 Comments" in the subject line.

1 comment:

  1. It is amazing to me that VDOT is improving another North/South road without improving East/West routes.

    Nobody works in the Potomac River, we need capacity going East/West! It would be much wiser to spend this money on completing the Gloucester parkway connection to Rt 28 at the Nokes Interchange. People in Ashburn Farm would be able to take Gloucester directly to 28 instead of taking Belmont Ridge to 7 to 28.

    I think there is a conspiracy by VDOT to not compete with the Greenway. That is a much more plausable explanation than total incompetence prioritizing projects. Pacific BLVD. is another example of improving a North/South route unneccesarily.