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The average Arlington taxpayer will likely see a higher bill next year, but not because tax rates are going up.
With $68 million in federal grants the Montgomery County Department of Transportation hopes the plan will improve pedestrian access among the National Institutes of Health, Metro and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
This fall, a project to widen U.S. 1/Richmond Highway between Telegraph Road and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway will begin to help ease the commute to Fort Belvoir.
Commuters traveling the 25 miles from the Quantico Marine Corps Base to Fort Belvoir know how frustrating the stop-and-go trip along U.S. 1 can be. Prince William County officials say they hope state funding will be allocated for two major projects to improve traffic flow.
Real estate taxes for the average homeowner in Arlington County could increase hundreds of dollars each year as regional development and uncertainty about sequestration force the County Board to adjust to new realities.
Drivers in Bethesda are familiar with BRAC- related construction aimed at easing the traffic crush around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and that work is progressing.
Office vacancy rates in Northern Virginia spiked significantly in the past year as the military's 2005 base realignment and closure plan bore down on the region.
Good things come in small packages.