I have a similair question as Patricia - why are billions of our tax dollars going to support a roadway that will ony benefit developers and none of the folks who moved to the Catharpin area to get away from all of the cookie cutter neighborhoods?
If the North-South Corridor of Statewide Significance is meant to relieve traffic congestion (and NOT to be a cargo road for Dulles...a failing airport according to recent news reports), please explain why it is designed to turn North-South in western Prince William County up through Loudoun, WEST of Dulles Airport, when most of the traffic in the region is EAST of this location? Also, how can you justify it relieving congestion when it will force more traffic onto I-66 and onto roads like Route 50 and Route 7 in Loudoun, all of which are already traffic nightmares? Where can the citizens find accurate traffic studies and cost-benefit analyses to justify the need for this road over other much needed road improvements? Also, how can you justify the destruction of one of the most significant parts of Manassas Battlefield (part of Brawner Farm and the historic district) for the sake of a special interest road for developers?
The Tri-County Parkway is a bad idea. Period. We moved to the area to get away from the day to day congestion. Now, the road we fought hard to make a "No Thru Truck" route will be busier than ever and probably will go from a winding countru road to a 4 lane nightmare. Developers want this, but the community does not. My question is, why is our State Government and VDOT so secretive about the true impact of this road that will only benefit Loudoun Co. The rural cresent needs to stay rural. The richest county in the country can find another way to distroy the beauty of thwir countryside. Dont go thru Prince William County. I can't imagine building a road through Loundon's "wine trail". Why distroy our rural cresent?
Between Giftgate and your rogue Secretary of Transportation Sean "Bushwhack" Connaughton, I will be voting Democratic for the first time in my life this upcoming Governor's race. The complete hubris and disrespect for the citizens of the Commonwealth is shameful. Please do the honorable thing and resign so Virginia can move past this shameful time in her history.
Instead of wasting money on a road through the rural areas of PWC that will only benefit developers and not alleviate traffic, why isn't the money spent to improve 66 and 28 and various interchanges along 66? Just fixing the 66/Fairfax County Parkway and the 66/28 interchanges alone would reduce delays tremendously. And less development will help reduce traffic problems, not more development, such as the bi-county parkway would bring.