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Ashburn Meeting Tonight On ‘Outer Beltway’ Plans

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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 1:49 pm

The Piedmont Environmental Council tonight in Ashburn continues its series of community information meetings on Virginia Department of Transportation plans to develop a new highway corridor through Loudoun and Prince William counties.

The meeting will be held at the National Recreation and Park Association headquarters located at 22377 Belmont Ridge Road behind Briar Woods High School. Informational materials will be available for review beginning at 7 p.m., following by presentations at 7:20 p.m. PEC President Chris Miller and former Commonwealth Transportation Board member Jim Rich are slated to speak during the session.

Similar forums were held in Aldie and Middleburg.

The PEC and other critics of the state’s plans to develop what is now categorized as a Corridor of Statewide Significant say the project is the latest attempt to build an “Outer Beltway”— highway they say is unneeded and would divert road money away from other priorities while opening rural areas to development.

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  • nrcbtm1 posted at 1:06 pm on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    nrcbtm1 Posts: 35

    It would be nice if Leesburg Today used a map with at least a few of the features labeled in a font large enough to read. Using the zoom feature of my computer doesn't help because the image remains too blurred to read. I can see an Interstate symbol but not the route number. I imagine that the graphic they are using was part of a press release, rather than the paper's own rendering. But isn't there some way to superimpose some legible names and numbers?

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