BRAC shifts may create gridlock
The Post's Miranda S. Spivack reports that Northern Virginia officials are concerned that job shifts from a 2011 military base realignment will lead to traffic nightmares.
At least 13,000 jobs are slated to relocate from Crystal City, two Metro stops from the Pentagon, to areas mostly dependent on cars.
The changes are likely to create choke points near Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County and near Seminary Road in Alexandria.
Rep. James Moran, who represents much of the affected area, is predicting car commutes of up to five hours per day.
State transportation officials have been working for years on improvements near Fort Belvoir. But closer to Alexandria, an environmental dispute stalled plans for a key exit ramp. And no one is sure that they can do enough, soon enough to make a difference.
Spivack's full report is here.
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