Thursday, April 27, 2017

No Gallows Fly Over, please still give input at community meetings!

Dear Neighbor,

This morning Governor McAuliffe announced that the proposed ramp over Gallows Road is cancelled.

Separately, Express Mobility Partners confirmed that the ramp over Gallows Road has been cancelled.

The Governor said this change was made specifically in response to residents' concerns.


Today we celebrate, however, the project continues at a rapid pace and we must stay engaged to eliminate the remaining negative impacts on our community:
  • Reducing ramp heights at the 495 & 66 interchange;
  • Maintaining treelines and land at Stenwood Elementary, Dunn Loring Woods, and Prichards Corner;
  • Minimizing impacts at the Nutley interchange;
  • Noise, pollution and safety concerns related to tractor trailers on HOT lanes and a HOT lane speed limit of 70mph; 
  • Anticipated disruptions during construction (We deserve a Residents Bill of Rights); and
  • Fair, reasonable, and respectful negotiations with residents impacted by partial and total right of way takings

This is the beginning of the final design stage and it is more important than ever to stay active and engaged. We will work to keep you informed of the proposed changes and meeting dates but please contact us if you hear anything.

Transform 66 Wisely


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I 66 Expansion Meetings

Let your voice be heard re: the proposed I-66 expansion outside the beltway and its effect on Dunn Loring Woods and the combined Dunn Loring communities by attending one or more of these meetings.  Note the May 15 meeting to be held at Stenwood School.

DATE/TIME                          MEETING                             LOCATION                         OPPORTUNITY
Thurs., May 4                      VDOT at Vienna                 127 Center St. S                Representatives from VDOT
7-8:30PM                             Town Hall                            Vienna, Va                         & Express Mobility Partners
                                                                                                                                        To provide plan updates.

Mon., May 15                    VDOT w/ Dunn Loring        Stenwood Elem.                Updates, same as above.
7=8:30PM                          communities                        School Cafeteria
                                                                                           2620 Gallows Rd.,
                                                                                          Vienna, Va

Tues., May 16                  Fairfax Board of                    Fairfax Co. Government    Board of Supervisors tp
Time TBD                         Supervisors Public                 Center, 12000                     discuss proposed VDOT
                                         Meeting                                  Government Center        plan changes and respond
                                                                                           Parkway, Fairfax                to  Transportation Planning  

Mon., June 12               VDOT Public Hearing              Oakton High School           Allowing public comment
Time TBD                      on  I-66 outside the belt-       2900 Sutton Rd.,                 TBD       
                                      Way project                               Vienna, Va

What are the combined Dunn Loring  and nearby ommunitiesasking for?
1. VDOT must work within the horizontal and vertical footprint agreed upon in the Preferred
• Proposed changes that exceed the footprint and negatively impact the combined Dunn Loring  and nearby communities include:
• A ramp that is 30 feet over the Gallows bridge and Metro walkways affecting Metro, and businesses near Metro, Stenwood School and Dunn Loring residences
• New ramps at the 495/66 interchange requiring stormwater ponds in Dunn Loring neighborhoods and the removal of natural treeline barriers.
• Interchange design changes at Nutley that would require further land takings and increase safety and traffic flow concerns

2. Express Mobility Partners should be looking at ways to further reduce community impact such as:
• Reduction in property takings along the corridor, including Stenhouse Pl., Dunn Loring Woods and Stenwood School.
• Reducing the height of the 495/66 interchange.
• Relocating the WMATA utility station.
• Design alternatives included in the Do No Harm proposal
• Improvements to the safety and quality of pedestrian and bike pathways and protection of residences that will be negatively impacted by Gallows Rd. widening.

3. Additional study and information are needed on noise, stormwater, air quality and safety measures  to understand the extent of impact on the quality of life in affected communities and how these impacts can be mitigated.  This includes:

• Rationale for allowing large trucks and higher speed limits on express lanes.
• Plans for community sound walls
• Addressing ancillary road and noise and air quality disruption during construction.
• Safety at interchanges with ancillary roads and pedestrian and bike pathways.