Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Legislation Would Spur Creation of Western Bypass Through Loudoun

According to the Loudoun Independent, "Virginia's General Assembly House Transportation Subcommittee voted unanimously to send House Bill 277, which potentially would create plans for a Western Bypass Corridor, to the full House Transportation Committee with a recommendation that it be referred to the House Appropriations Committee due to potential costs. The full Transportation Committee will consider the bill on the morning of Feb. 4.

"Called the Western Bypass, the road would be a portion of a so-called Outer Beltway, which was first proposed in the 1950s and would encircle Washington D.C., possibly cutting through numerous existing communities, including in Loudoun. Because of this, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted on Feb. 2 to oppose the bill, which also counts Del. Tom Rust (R-Sterling) as a co-patron."

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