Will the under-utilized shoreline between Jones Point and Daingerfield Island one day be littered with trendy restaurants, parks, offices and retail shops? Many Alexandrians want to get involved in the initial stages of the City’s Waterfront Master Plan that will change the face of the region. On Saturday, nearly 100 residents took part in a public charrette to give planners their ideas.
Happy Monday! On this date in 1776, leading up to Independence Day, Virginia adopted its state constitution and made Patrick Henry governor.
At its last meeting, City Council discussed the transportation impact of the new Department of Defense office installation at Mark Center. Council agreed to send a letter asking for direct access from I-395 to the office complex and asking for money for a comprehensive transportation study. They also directed the city staff not to issue any permits for road improvements in the area that were agreed to in a special use permit in 2004 until further direction from them.
With trials set to begin for the three men charged with murdering cab driver Khalil Siddiqi, two entered guilty pleas and one is undergoing a competency examination.
Outer Loop Connector Ramps To Be Used As Third Capital Beltway Lane Through September
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, most of the Eisenhower Avenue Connector will be closed to traffic, bicycles and pedestrians from noon Monday, July 6, through September to allow deck replacement work on the Capital Beltway Interstate 95/495 Bridge above the Connector. Vehicle traffic from Eisenhower Avenue to the Inner Loop of the Beltway will be the only remaining movement allowed.
Four Mile Run Restoration And Drinking Water Safety Funded
Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat and senior member of the House Appropriations Committee announced the following projects were included for Northern Virginia in the FY 2010 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill (H.R. 2996). The legislation passed this afternoon on a 254-173 vote.
Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat, issued the following statement regarding House passage of the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act (H.R. 2454), historic legislation that will create clean energy jobs, combat global warming and puts our country on a path to dramatically reducing its dependence on foreign sources of energy. The bill cleared the House by a narrow 219 – 212 count with a majority of Democrats voting “˜yes’ and Republicans voting “˜no.’
Multiple Overnight Capital Beltway Interstate 95/495 Lane and Ramp Closures Near Telegraph Road May Cause Traffic Delays June 28 – 30[From: Traffic & Transportation]
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, one or both directions of the Capital Beltway Interstate 95/495 in the Telegraph Road Interchange area may be reduced to one lane and related highway ramps closed nightly Sunday through Tuesday, June 28 – 30 for construction, resulting in traffic delays.
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine today announced that 162 grants worth more than $33 million have been awarded to support programs to improve criminal justice services throughout the Commonwealth. More than $200,000 has been awarded to programs in Alexandria.
To start your weekend, some inspirational words from Michael Jackson: “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”