In Due Course: 2015 Changes To Virginia's Laws

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This week, work began on the Washington Boulevard (Route 27) bridge that passes over Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 110) next to the Pentagon. The project will upgrade and widen the existing bridge, which has been designated structurally deficient.

 

Washington Boulevard (Route 27) will go from three to two lanes of traffic in both directions as it crosses over the Jefferson Davis Highway. The Pentagon and the Virginia State Police will be onsite to help manage traffic flow. However, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advising drivers to expect minor delays on this stretch of road.

 

Please be patient and alert while the bridge repairs are underway. This temporary inconvenience will fix and modernize a critical piece of infrastructure that Virginia commuters utilize daily. You can view more about the project here.

 

Sincerely,

Starting next week, Metro riders will see the system’s first 7000-series train in service. This state-of-the-art train will begin running on the Blue Line on Tuesday, April 14.

 

The project has been in the making for five years. I am happy that Northern Virginia commuters will be among the first to take advantage of this upgrade to the Metro system. These new Metro cars will be safer, more reliable, and more comfortable for passengers. Ultimately, the new rail cars will replace the current Metro fleet.

 

You can learn more about the new Metro cars here.

I wanted to share this good news with you because this is an important upgrade for our transportation infrastructure. Improving our quality of life and ensuring that Virginians can get around in the region is important to all of us.  While we continue to facilitate improving our roads, mass transit is an important component in breaking through gridlock.  Thanks to all of you who consider this as an alternative to driving.

Sincerely,