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Friday, March 12, 2010

News: McLean Citizens Talk Tysons Corner, McLean Connection, March 10, 2010

MCA makes redevelopment of commercial center into mini-city focus of winter meeting.

By Mike DiCicco
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Edwin Kuhn said he and his neighbors in the Evermay community were concerned with the additional traffic on Dolley Madison Boulevard that they expected to result from proposals to redevelop Tysons Corner. "We’re totally dependent on [Route] 123 to get anywhere," he said at the McLean Citizens Association’s winter membership meeting, on Tuesday, March 2, where the topic of the night was planning for Tysons Corner. Kuhn said traffic on the road near his neighborhood had already increased by 30 percent in the last eight years, and three intersections along the route were predicted to have failing levels of service by 2030, according to county staff projections and recommendations for higher densities at Tysons Corner.

Traffic and transportation infrastructure have been the concerns most often brought up by neighbors of Tysons Corner as talks about its redevelopment with the advent of the Metro Silver Line have unfolded over the last several years. Congestion has already become a serious problem in and around the urban center. . . .

Just for the record, many, if not most, of Reston's main intersections near the Dulles Toll Road already have a "failing level of service"--a key concern of McLean residents. Comstock's plans for the Wiehle Avenue Station area development will make conditions worse there, even with the road improvements they have proposed.

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