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Old 08-14-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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I was in Maryland and DC yesterday and saw a number of big blue signs indicating that projects in the Wheaton/Silver Spring area and also in NW were being funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. I'd also seen a number of such signs on a recent trip to North Carolina, and it dawned on me that I haven't noticed a single such sign in NoVa.

Is this oversight on my part? It's certainly not to say NoVa doesn't benefit from the Government in plenty of other ways (think of all the jobs tied to Government contracting, etc.), but I'm curious as to whether there are public works projects in the area that are receiving funding under this statute?
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Old 08-14-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Maine
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There's an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act sign at the Backlick-to-Fairfax County Parkway route in Springfield, just west of I-95 near Exit 166. Many trees have been removed and they are building a wide road extension off Fullerton Road. It may be the final stage of Fairfax County Parkway (to connect it with the part farther north, so people don't have to jump onto Backlick Road, then get back on the parkway).
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Thanks for the information, Fern435 and Carlingtonian. It's good to know that some of this money is going to infrastructure projects in the area.
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