Chairman Bulova Participates In Groundbreaking For Parkway Improvements
October 22, 2010 – Chairman Sharon Bulova today (Oct. 22) participated in the grounbreaking ceremony for improvements of the Fairfax County Parkway between Fair Lakes Parkway and Monument Drive.
"Just last month we cut the ribbon on the last piece of the Parkway, now we’re back to reinvest in the first piece," Bulova said at the ceremony this morning. "• This new overpass will alleviate the congestion that affects over 66,000 Fairfax commuters every day, including many of us who work at the government center just around the corner."
Also in attendance were Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11), Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton, and Supervisors Pat Herrity and Michael Frey.
The project will significantly improve traffic flow in this area of the county by separating local and Parkway traffic and eliminating signals from Popes Head Road to Route 50. The project also widens the Fairfax County Parkway from four lanes to six from south of I-66 to north of Rugby Road (more than three miles), according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
$40 million of the $69.5 million needed for this improvement came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
To see photos from the event, click on the photo gallery on the main page or visit Chairman Bulova's Facebook page at facebook.com/SharonBulova.
WashingtonPost.com's Dr. Gridlock has more information here.