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 Don't Supersize Loudoun!
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Hate Traffic?

You're not alone! But Loudoun County is considering changes to the Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) that won’t help our traffic problems and would cost billions of taxpayer dollars.

While we desperately need traffic solutions, the proposed changes to the CTP are not changes that will truly help Loudoun commuters. Based on the location of some proposed changes, developer proposals appear to have influenced the priorities in the draft CTP.

The proposed spot improvements would reduce our commutes by mere minutes while easily costing us billions -- yet no comprehensive cost analysis of the proposed changes has not been done. Is this the most effective use of our taxpayer dollars?

A public hearing with the Planning Commission is scheduled for Monday, June 18 starting at 6:00 PM at the County Government Center.

Ask the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to:

  • Address our commuting problems with solutions that won't encourage more traffic and development
  • Provide taxpayers with a cost estimate study of the proposed changes in compliance with the new VDOT policy
  • Prioritize solutions based on a cost-benefit analysis. As taxpayers and commuters, we need the most bang for our buck when we tackle our commuting problems.
  • Take a comprehensive look at our traffic problems and integrate any further development with meaningful multi-modal transportation solutions

Ask our elected officials to consider solutions including:

  • Complete the Interchanges on Route 7 and Route 28.
  • Improve local road connections so there are more options when traveling within each community. In Ashburn, for example, there are several missing segments of east-west roads including Gloucester Parkway, Riverside Parkway, Ryan Bypass, and Russell Branch Parkway.
  • Prioritize east-west multi-modal commuter solutions and fix major corridors first.
  • Make the needed safety upgrades to local roads.
  • Say no to thousands of new houses that would overwhelm our roads.

We are concerned about several proposed changes to the CTP, including:

  • Widening Route 9 to 4 lanes from West Virginia border to the proposed 4-lane toll road bypass near Hillsboro. (more information from Hillsboro area residents - PDF)
  • Widening Route 15 North to 4 lanes and add a Lucketts bypass to extend to Leesburg; replace existing Point of Rocks bridge with a new one to the east. (more information from the Catoctin Coalition - PDF)
  • Spot widening of several roads. Congestion is not solved when the road narrow. Example of this include:
    • Rt 7— 8 lanes from Rt 9 to 6 lanes at Leesburg Bypass
    • Rt 7— 8 lanes from Leesburg to Rt 28 to 4 lanes east of Rt 28 and into Fairfax County
    • Braddock Rd — various segments widened to 4 lanes
    • Rt 15 — 8 lanes from Leesburg to 2 lanes south of Rt 704
    • Church Rd — 8 lanes between Rt 28 and Cascades Pkwy, to 2 lanes in Sterling Park
    • Rt 659 — 8 lanes from Braddock Rd south to 4 lanes in Prince William County
Say NO to gridlock and YES to solutions that improve our daily life in Loudoun!

Ask the Board for solutions to help commuters, not developers

Ask the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to develop effective, multi-modal solutions to our traffic problems. We need solutions that help commuters, not developers.

*Please be sure to include your name and address so your comments can be counted.

Public Hearing
with the Planning Commission

Monday, June 18, 2007
Starts at 6:00 PM -- the Countywide Transportation Plan is agenda item #6

County Government Center

Hear from Chairman York

Chairman Scott York is hosting a special town hall meeting on Thursday, June 21, as a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

The meeting is about the transportation improvement funding package, HB 3202. This bill was recently approved by the Virginia General Assembly allowing regional and local taxing authority for transportation projects.

Public Input Meeting
with Chairman York

Thursday, June 21, 2007
6:30 PM
County Government Center

For more information please contact: Keith Nusbaum in Chairman York’s office at 703-771-5988 or via e-mail at [email protected].

Concerned about the county's transportation plan?

Contact us to learn more.

We can also put you in touch with other citizens who are working on transportation issues.

The draft CTP raises many questions that should be answered in a public debate:

  • Should the CTP include new roadways that favor out-of-county commuters at residents’ expense?
  • Should Loudoun spend billions of dollars for temporary fixes to our traffic problems?
  • Should the CTP be designed to facilitate developer plans for the future?
  • Why doesn’t the county invest in non-road-building solutions that improve our daily lives?
  • With limited transportation funds, why isn’t the county developing a cost-effective CTP?
  • Why isn’t Loudoun integrating land use with transportation in the CTP like Fairfax?    

More information
Draft countywide transportation plan   
Current countywide transportation plan

Washington Post article on the proposed Route 9 bypass

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