Loudoun County is seeking public feedback on 18 highway and road projects endorsed by the Board of Supervisors to submit for funding during the pre-application period of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Smart Scale program.
Smart Scale is the method of scoring and prioritizing transportation projects for funding through the Commonwealth Transportation Board’s Six- Year Improvement Program.
In order to participate in the Smart Scale competitive application period, which closes on August 1, 2018, the Board is required to reduce the 18 candidate roadway projects to no more than 10 projects. Members of the public are encouraged to submit comments for consideration as the Board makes its final selections. The opportunity for comments will be open until June 15, 2018.
To submit comments on the proposed projects, members of the public should visit an interactive online survey map that illustrates where each proposed project is located in the county. By clicking on the names of projects, survey respondents may read brief descriptions of the projects. Survey respondents also may choose to express a positive sentiment for a project and enter their zip codes and leave comments about the proposed projects.
The survey map is posted at www.loudoun.gov/SmartScale.
The Board is scheduled to make its final decision regarding the Smart Scale list in July 2018. The projects listed are in the early phases of planning and design because funding for approved projects is not expected to be received until approximately 2025. Projects that are not selected by the Board for funding through the Smart Scale process may be funded through other means in the future.