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TOL PR 2018-04-30 NVTA Public Hearing Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release April 30, 2018 Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Includes Three Leesburg Interchanges in Six Year Program Town of Leesburg officials encourage residents to submit comments or attend the May 10 public hearing in support of funding for the interchanges. Leesburg, VA (April 30, 2018) – On Thursday, May 10, 2018, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) will hold an open house and public hearing on Thursday, May 10, 2018, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will be at the NVTA offices, 3040 Williams Drive, Fairfax, Virginia. On April 12, the NVTA released its list of 60 projects under consideration for funding in their FY 2018-2023 Six Year Program. Three interchanges in Leesburg are included on the list of candidate projects. The Route 7/Battlefield Parkway interchange is ranked 21st out of 60 projects, the highest of the three Leesburg projects. The Route 15 Bypass/Battlefield interchange is ranked 39th and the Route 15 Bypass/Edwards Ferry Road interchange is ranked 57th. The Town of Leesburg has requested $25 million in funding from NVTA for construction of the Route 7/Battlefield Parkway interchange. The NVTA previously awarded $33 million to the project which is currently in design by VDOT. On April 24, 2018, the Leesburg Town Council endorsed the major design elements for the interchange. Town officials encourage members of the public to attend the NVTA open house and public hearing on May 10 and provide feedback in support of the Route 7/Battlefield Parkway interchange. If not able to attend the meeting, residents can submit comments via email to SYPcomment@TheNoVaAuthority.org. More information about NVTA’s FY 2018-2023 Six Year Program and the May 10th Open House is available on their website at www.TheNoVaAuthority.org. # # #