Route 28 Bypass Project Meeting, April 19
Prince William County’s Route 28 Bypass project is aimed at reducing traffic congestion in that county – but it’ll also have significant impacts on Fairfax County. That’s because the new, four-lane road is planned to cross Bull Run Creek and cut through Bull Run Regional Park in Fairfax County before connecting with Ordway and Compton roads in Centreville to link up with Route 28.
The tie-in site is also in a historic-resource area, is upstream from the Occoquan Reservoir and has the potential to pose threats to the public water supply, both during and after construction.
But local residents can learn more about this project, ask questions and comment on it during a public-information meeting set for Wednesday, April 19, at Centreville Elementary, 14330 Green Trails Blvd. in Centreville. The open-house portion starts at 6:30 p.m., with a presentation at 7 p.m.
Car Seat Inspections, April 20
Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected on Thursday, April 20, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should install the child safety seat themselves, so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly, in the future. Everyone is eligible. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for May 4, at the same place and time.
Community Fair, April 22, at Centreville High
Centreville High is performing the musical, “Willy Wonka,” on April 22-23. And before the Saturday, April 22 matinee, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy a community fair in the school gym. The fun includes candy, games and other children’s activities. The school is at 6001 Union Mill Road.
City of Fairfax BriefsLearn about Fairfax City’s Homelessness Task Force
Fairfax City Mayor Catherine Read, along with Councilmembers So Lim and Kate Doyle Feingold, invite City residents to three Community Learning Sessions regarding the City’s Homelessness Task Force:
* Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax Circle Building, 3251 Blenheim Blvd., first-floor conference room.
* Sunday, April 23, from 4:30-6 p.m., in the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., conference rooms A and B.
* Friday, June 2, from 10-11 a.m., in the Fairfax City Hall Annex, 10455 Armstrong St., room 111 A-B (work-session room).
Fairfax City Police Drug Take Back
People with medication to be disposed of may bring it to the lobby of the Fairfax City Police Station, 3730 Blenheim Blvd., in Fairfax, on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Not accepted: syringes, EpiPens and needles.