Today we officially opened Jeff Todd Way, a project 13 years in the making and a much needed East-West link from Hayfield to Richmond Highway at Woodlawn. In order to make the new road work, Telegraph Road from Gribble Gate south to Beulah also needed to be widened. Although not necessarily intended to serve Wegman’s when the road was designed, the road will definitely serve Mt. Vernon area shoppers when the store opens in less than a year. It will create better traffic circulation in our area and vastly improve access to Mt. Vernon Hospital as well as to the new Ft.
Former colleagues and friends are remembering Gladys Keating, who represented the Franconia area in the House of Delegates for 22 years.
Keating died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C., several weeks after celebrating her 91st birthday with her family.
After years living the nomadic life of a military officer’s wife, Keating became very active in the community when the family settled in Franconia in 1961. She served as president of her civic association and the PTA, and was a member of the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees.
Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transit is currently undertaking a mobility improvement study on the Route 1 Corridor (“the Highway”) in South Fairfax County. When commuting to work on Route 1, maintaining 45 mph between traffic signals can be a challenge—weekend traffic is horrific and draws the most complaints. Good news: in the immediate area around Ft.