Meeting on funding Tysons roads
The Metrorail extension to Loudoun County Airport, which includes four stops in Tysons Corner, is meant to reduce congestion in the traffic-choked job center. But in Tysons, officials say, the automobile will never become obsolete.
Fairfax County officials have estimated that hundreds of millions of dollars will be needed to build a new street grid and other road upgrades for people who will still travel cars. On Wednesday, the public can weigh in on the proposed funding methods, such as a countywide 4 percent meals tax or a special tax on non-residential landowners in Tysons.
In May, officials outlined a financing plan to help pay for the $646 million in expected road improvements needed to accommodate growth over the next 20 years. To pay for those upgrades, county officials devised a plan where the public would fund 67.5 percent of the cost, and the private sector 32.5 percent.
The meeting on funding will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in conference rooms 2 and 3 at the Fairfax County Government Center, located at 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax.
Kafia A. Hosh
| December 13, 2010; 6:00 PM ET
Categories: Northern Virginia, Silver Line, Tysons Corner
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