BRAC town hall tonight
A year from now, thousands of military jobs in Northern Virginia are slated to shift locations as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) plan), including 6,400 to the Mark Center site in Alexandria.
However, officials, including Rep. Jim Moran (D.-Va.) who has been vocal in expressing his concerns, fear that traffic will overwhelm the area as transportation improvements haven't been made to handle the potential volume. An environmental dispute stalled plans to buuild a new off-ramp from Interstate 395 to the Mark Center, and officials are still looking for a solution, but are running out of time.
Moran will hold a town hall tonight to discuss the issue. Panelists include Moran and officials from the Defense Department, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Alexandria and Fairfax County.
The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 tonight at Francis C. Hammond Middle School, 4646 Seminary Rd. in Alexandria.
Washington Post coverage:
House approves plan to slow BRAC moves
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