The proposal to build a 10-mile road between Prince William and Loudoun counties is spurring lots of debate, but it’s not clear how the wave of opposition will affect plans for the so-called Bi-County Parkway.
Last week, opponents of the project turned out in Fairfax for a meeting on regional transportation priorities, and that was just a curtain raiser. On Monday, more than 450 people — including one holding a sign reading “Why railroad a bypass?” — streamed into the Hylton Performing Arts Center in the Manassas area for a meeting with state officials.
And on Tuesday, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted unanimously to strip the parkway from the county’s list of state road priorities. The move was a nod to opponents, though far from final. Board Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R-At Large) said the vote was “not good” for the parkway’s prospects, but he noted that the road, which he supports, remains on the county’s long-range comprehensive plan.