Voters Approve $215M in Bond Projects

Loudouners overwhelmingly voted in favor of four bond issues that will pave the way for the construction of new school, public safety, transportation and parks projects.

Almost 71 percent of voters favored issuing almost $94 million in debt to design and construct MS-14 Dulles North middle school, along with other middle school classroom additions and other public school facilities, as requested by the School Board.

Public safety project financing garnered more than 80 percent voter support. That will spell the issuance of more than $22 million in bond financing to design, construct and equip a fire and rescue recruit training facility; the Leesburg South Fire Station renovations; and other public safety facilities approved in the county Capital Improvement Program.

Voters also approved a bond issue for almost $42 million in parks and recreation projects. Those include Purcellville’s Fields Farm Park; phase two of the Lovettsville District Park; phase two of Philip A. Bolen Park in Leesburg; and phase three of Scott Jenkins Park in Hamilton.

Finally, on transportation, more than $56 million in bond financing will be issued to move forward the Rt. 690 interchange project in Purcellville; a roundabout at Rt. 50 and Trailhead Boulevard in Dulles; improvements on Westwind Drive in Ashburn; a Sterling Boulevard and W&OD Trail Overpass; and Rt. 7 pedestrian crossings in Sterling.

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