Supporters of a proposed 10-mile parkway that would connect Prince William and Loudoun counties hit back this week after a group of state legislators announced their intent to fight the project.
In a joint statement, the Prince William and Loudoun chambers of commerce said six area Republican legislators who announced their opposition Monday to the road misrepresented facts and failed to stand up for the business community.
The planned road — commonly referred to as the Tri-County Parkway — would connect Interstate 66 in Prince William to Route 50 in Loudoun and go through a Civil War battlefield in Manassas. Supporters say it would help Dulles International Airport become a thriving cargo hub and provide a key connection for commuters in the growing localities.
Monday’s news conference was held by Del. Timothy D. Hugo (Fairfax). Fellow Republican Dels. Robert G. Marshall (Prince William), Michael J. Webert (Fauquier) and Sens. Richard H. “Dick” Black (Loudoun), Richard H. Stuart (Westmoreland) and Jill H. Vogel (Fauquier) joined Hugo to voice opposition to the project.