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Delegate Comstock Writes Letter To Fairfax County Board of Supervisors On Proposed Fairfax Connector Route 432
Monday, July 29, 2013

Dear Friend,

Delegate Barbara Comstock and Delegate Mark Keam sent the following letter to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in opposition to the proposed Bus Route 432 which would impact the Creek Crossing neighborhoods in Vienna.



July 29, 2013



The Honorable Sharon Bulova

The Honorable John C. Cook

The Honorable John W. Foust

The Honorable Michael R. Frey

The Honorable Penelope A. Gross

The Honorable Pat Herrity

The Honorable Catherine M. Hudgins

The Honorable Gerald W. Hyland

The Honorable Jeffrey C. McKay

The Honorable Linda Q. Smyth

Fairfax County Government Center

12000 Government Center Parkway

Fairfax, VA 22030


Re: Opposition to Board Action on the Proposed Fairfax Connector Route 432


Dear Madam Chair and Members of the Board of Supervisors:


At your next Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, 2013, the proposed Fairfax Connector Route 432 is on the agenda. We join hundreds of our constituents and neighbors of Vienna in voicing our strong opposition to including Creek Crossing Road and East Street in the proposed Route 432, and we urge you to either delay or deny this proposal.


Residents of the Vienna community who will be most directly impacted by your decision have collected 450 petition signatures against this proposal, which represents 95 percent of the affected neighbors. These constituents have been diligent and consistent in speaking out against this plan at every local, FCDOT, VDOT and other public hearings scheduled on this topic.


As Chairman Bulova has done so, we have personally driven on the proposed transit route and have spoken with neighbors multiple times. Based on extensive research conducted by these residents as well as experts who have reviewed this matter, we agree that traffic calming and safety concerns along the proposed routes require significant further attention and proper long-term planning and correction.

Creek Crossing Road and East Street cannot sufficiently accommodate a transit bus route as envisioned by this transit plan, due to existing road geometrics, traffic congestion, vehicle speed, lack of sidewalks on both sides of the street, and the increased risk posed to pedestrians and children in the community.

Furthermore, the traffic calming program that was previously offered will be insufficient to address the comprehensive safety and traffic calming needs of Creek Crossing Road and the surrounding community. It is also important to recognize the negative impact this proposal could have on residential property values, safety for families, and the overall quality of life in the community.


Many of our constituents who have expressed these concerns with Chairman Bulova, Supervisor McKay and others on the Board, were under the impression that further review was being undertaken to remove Creek Crossing and East Street from the proposed routing.


This proposal before you today has not been sufficiently evaluated on all fronts, and many other alternative routes should be considered that could receive more support from the community. By allowing for more time to make necessary road improvements, we believe the County will avoid added risk, cost and liability issues


These concerns about how this proposal would impact the community are serious and considerable. We respectfully request that you listen to these concerns and vote against Route 432, or, in the alternative, postpone making any further decisions on this matter, at this time.






Barbara Comstock                   

Member, House of Delegates

34th District


Mark Keam

Member, House of Delegates

35th District

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