There are always a ton of great conservation events happening throughout the Piedmont--
VDOT has been moving ahead with plans to build a new “Outer Beltway” — a massive road project would cut through Loudoun and Prince William (east of Rt. 15, but west of Rt. 28).
The road would open up new land to development, cut through Manassas Battlefield National Park, and has the potential to make traffic on east-west roads, like Rt. 66 and Rt. 50, even worse. Recent VDOT presentations confirm that the road is being designed to carry freight and cargo at 65+ mph — splitting neighborhoods from schools — and increasing sound and air pollution.
VDOT held public information sessions the week before Christmas. If you weren't able to attend, or want to know more about what is happening, join us at the meeting.
Event Sponsors: The Piedmont Environmental Council, Aldie Heritage Association and the Prince William Conservation Alliance.