Jennifer Wexton

U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D) speaking at the Loudoun Chamber 10th District Congressional debate on Oct. 15.

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced on June 9 that her request for $10 million to fund a new interchange at Route 7 and Route 690 was included in the INVEST in America Act, a five-year surface transportation bill directing federal money to national transportation infrastructure.

The request, which was included in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s surface transportation reauthorization bill, must next be passed out of committee before going to the full House for a vote.

“I’m excited to announce that our new legislation to invest in America’s roads, bridges, and railways will include funding to improve the Route 7 and Hillsboro Road interchange in Purcellville,” Wexton said in a prepared statement.

“This new interchange will help make the Purcellville community more accessible and connected, especially for the families of Woodgrove High School and Mountain View Elementary. As we continue to work with the Biden administration on crafting a historic investment in infrastructure, I’ll keep fighting to ensure our local needs are met and be a strong advocate in Congress on behalf of Virginia-10 localities.”

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) said she was pleased to hear the project is being considered in the INVEST in America Act.

“This funding will help improve connectivity around the Town of Purcellville for drivers and walkers alike — a project that’s a win for county residents and the whole region as we work together on multimodal methods for improving our road network, particularly along a major corridor like this one,” Randall said.

The Route 7 and Hillsboro Road interchange project would provide a direct route on major roadways to areas north and north east of the Route 7 bypass, including the schools complex at Woodgrove High School and Mountain View Elementary on Allder School Road (Route 711).

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