Editor: I’ve read that the Route 7 widening project will cost more than $300 million. If so, it is taxpayer dollars well spent.

I and 50,000 other travelers per day want to thank our leaders – Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville), state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34th) – for working to solve complex transportation problems along the Route 7 corridor. I also appreciate that our elected officials worked hard to reduce the cost of the project without compromising its goals to preserve green areas and provide efficient and safe access to Route 7.  

I realize that we can’t always get the fancy flyovers and extra traffic signals, and, that there are tradeoffs with many stakeholders. The solution may not be perfect, but it will shave time off of my daily commute and help keep me and those I love safer.  

Nancy Hopkins, Vienna

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