Defense Department to investigate Mark Center move
Christy Goodman reports on the Dr. Gridlock blog that the Defense Department Inspector General's office is investigating the plan to move 6,400 defense employees to the Mark Center, at I-395 and Seminary Road in Alexandria, according to U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.).
"This is potentially the worst transportation crisis in Northern Virginia," Moran said Wednesday. "It is worse than construction of HOT lanes and Dulles rail combined if this takes place without adequate mitigation measures. It will basically halt traffic on I-395 and Seminary Road during rush hour."
The investigation, which is being conducted by an outside party, since the inspector general's office is slated to move to the new building, will examine why no comprehensive impact analysis was conducted for the site and how the Army Corps of Engineers concluded that there would be no significant traffic impact, Moran said.
Read the entire post at Dr. Gridlock.
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| November 17, 2010; 2:37 PM ET
Categories: Alexandria, Christy Goodman, James P. Moran Jr., Transportation
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