LeMunyon Endorsed By The Washington Post

Today, The Washington Post endorsed Republican Delegate Jim LeMunyon to continue to represent the 67th district in the Virginia House of Delegates. The 67th district includes parts of Chantilly, South Riding, Centreville, Fairfax, Oak Hill and Oakton.

In the endorsement editorial, The Post referred to LeMunyon as a “serious and independent-minded” legislator who has been a “credible voice for good and open government.”

“I’m grateful for this recognition of my work,” said Delegate LeMunyon. “Should the voters decide to return me to the House of Delegates on November 8, I will continue to concentrate on reducing traffic congestion and ensuring that our schools remain among the best in the nation. I’m focused on producing results that matter and that make our community a better place to live.”

You can find a precise map of the 67th district, here. For information about Delegate LeMunyon, including his voting record, visit http://www.lemunyon.com/

Route 50 Widening to Begin October 5

Construction will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, to widen Route 50 from four to six lanes between Poland Road in Loudoun County and Route 28 in Fairfax County. The 3.7-mile, $100 million project will take three years to complete.

If you are like me and use Route 50 in this area, you know that the widening is necessary to relieve the backups that occur during much of the day on the existing four-lane segment, especially during morning and evening rush hours. Route 50 narrows from six lanes to four just west of Route 28.

Through next spring, crews will be working only on westbound Route 50, restriping pavement and shifting lanes to make room for construction. I will continue to stay in close contact with VDOT on your behalf to make sure this project stays on schedule and on budget.  If you have any questions or concerns about the work, please let me know.

When completed, Route 50 will have three lanes in each direction, improved turn lanes and traffic signals, curb and gutter on the on the outside lanes, crosswalks and pedestrian signals, widened and upgraded bridges, and pathways on both sides of the road. The road will also be more level and provide wider buffers between travel lanes and roadside hazards.

There will be no lane closures on holidays or during rush hours, but motorists can expect lane closures overnight and mid-day. During all other times, all lanes and turn lanes will remain open.