FAIRFAX, Va. — Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova told reporters on Tuesday that she understands the concerns of those living in Dunn Loring who are worried about losing their homes to widening Interstate 66.
Bulova says the Board of Supervisors will vote to urge the Virginia Department of Transportation to minimize the impact on Dunn Loring residents because many of them made the choice to live in these homes to minimize the impact on traffic and the environment. Residents point out that they’ve chosen to commute on Metro because they do not want to contribute to congestion on the interstates, in addition to reducing their carbon footprint.
Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne has also shared a desire to reduce the number of homes and properties impacted.
While both have said they hope the number could be zero, the current plans on the books still call for about a dozen or more homes and a local elementary school to lose their properties.
Dunn Loring residents have been vocal about their opposition to any widening project that would impact their community.
VDOT will begin hosting a series of public meetings on the I-66 widening and toll lane proposal outside the Beltway beginning Wednesday evening in Fairfax.