Thursday, September 15, 2005

Tri-County Parkway Sunk by Corps of Engineers?

It's hard to get highways built. A proposed $548 million road that would run through Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties is unlikely to ever get built because the Army Corps of Engineers won't issue a permit for it, says a story in today's Washington Post.

The corps says the chosen corridor, one of four options but one all the counties agree on, would have the highest impact on wetlands and streams. The road would run from Route 50 near Dulles through part of Fairfax and end at the Route 234 bypass and Route 28 interchange in Prince William.

VDOT Project Manager Ken Wilkinson delivered the bad news to Prince William county supervisors but held out hope. Route 288 west of Richmond faced similar obstacles, he said, but it was eventually built.


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