Leesburg Residents Speak Up and Secure Funding for the Battlefield/Route 7 Interchange

Leesburg Residents Speak Up and Secure Funding for the Battlefield/Route 7 Interchange

Friends, we did it. Funding for the interchange at Battlefield Parkway and Route 7 has been approved and should begin in the next year. This troublesome intersection is the last remaining traffic light between Berryville and Route 28.  After funding a previous interchange design study, the Northern Virginia Transit Authority (NVTA) originally recommended that the project receive no funding this year.  But residents of Leesburg, Loudoun County officials and staff responded by sending emails to the members of the NVTA, urging them to fund the project.  In June, I joined Senator Wexton, Supervisor Umstattd, Vice Mayor Kelly Burk and other Town Council candidates at the public hearing on this project. With so many present to speak about the real and pressing need for an interchange at what is arguably the worst traffic bottleneck in Northern Virginia, we were able to make our voices heard.  

 Thank you to everyone who wrote the NVTA or attended the hearing. We made a difference for our Town.  If you have ever been told or thought that your voice or your vote doesn’t count, here is clear evidence to the contrary. We should all bear that in mind for the coming election.

This is why I am running for Council. To bring Leesburg together to advocate for what our community needs to be safer, more connected, and easier to get around.

 --Evan

 


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