Friday, January 14, 2011

State May Pony Up For Road Partnerships

Yesterday, Leesburg Today reported that discussions between the county and state representatives have given some supervisors new hope for a funding deal that could advance the county's two top transportation construction projects as part of Gov. Bob McDonnell's goal of making targeted infrastructure investments.

Talks between members of the Board of Supervisors and Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton have focused on funding for the Rt. 7/Belmont Ridge Road interchange and the Sycolin Road flyover at Rt. 15-if the county can come up with half the money.

The Sycolin Road flyover is estimated to cost around $20 million, and the Rt. 7 interchange around $60 million, in rough numbers. The county would have to identify $40 million to pay for its portion, Chairman Scott K. York (I-At Large) said this week.

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