Friday, February 15, 2008

Lincoln Wants Slower Speeds and No Road Paving

According to Wednesday's Leesburg Today, "Lincoln residents had one message for the board of supervisors and VDOT this past Monday night - Help us with our traffic. Speakers from the western Loudoun village made up a majority of speakers during the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors' Feb. 11 public hearing with representatives of the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The residents of Lincoln were joined by dozens of other residents who spoke to the two bodies regarding the proposed Secondary Road Six-Year Plan and the budget priority list, both of which are updated each year. The residents of Lincoln asked that the traffic-calming plan for Lincoln Road be kept in the six-year plan to help the village cope with an increased number of cars and fast-flowing traffic."

"We do have a safety problem on Lincoln Road and I urge you to take it very seriously. We need that done," Phil Daley, who has lived in Lincoln for 27 years, said.

"I have seen a huge increase in traffic going by our house and then through the village of Lincoln," Jeff Lesourd said. "We're trying to make sure that Lincoln Road continues to stay as safe as possible."

Residents who live along Shoemaker School Road were also on hand to ask the board to support county's staff recommendation to delete the planned paving of their road from the six-year plan.

"We're worried that paving Shoemaker will ruin the rural environment most of us moved here for. Traffic and speed will go up," Paul Bedard, who lives on the road south of Purcellville, said.

The paper added that in addition to the projects discussed during the public hearing, the secondary road six-year plan also includes funding for the addition of a right-hand turn lane from Algonkian Parkway onto Countryside Boulevard, the construction of a shared-use path from Virt's Corner to Governor's Drive on South King Street in Leesburg, funding for the completion of the design and beginning construction of Belmont Ridge Road from Rt. 7 to the Dulles Greenway to take it from two lanes to four lanes and plan for its ultimate expansion to six lanes, construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Evergreen Mills Road and Ryan Road and paving of the two remaining portions of Sycolin Road between Belmont Ridge Road and the Town of Leesburg.

No comments:

Post a Comment