Morning Notes

The ICF building near Fairfax Circle on an overcast day (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Cut-Through Traffic Restrictions Proposed for McLean — “To protect McLean neighborhoods overrun by commuters cutting through to avoid bottlenecks on Route 7, Interstate 495 and other major roads, newly elected Fairfax Supervisor Jimmy Bierman (D-Dranesville) wants to restrict peak-hour traffic in those neighborhoods, but exempt residents living there using a vehicle-sticker program.” [Gazette Leader]

Bill to Regulate Marijuana Sales Advances — “Three years after Virginia lawmakers voted to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults, the General Assembly is finally moving ahead with efforts to create a marketplace for the manufacture and sale of recreational cannabis. There’s a long way to go. And even supporters don’t agree on an approach — or know whether Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) will go along.” [Washington Post]

Police Watch Route 28 for Reckless Driving — Fairfax County police officers conducted a High Visibility Enforcement (HIVE) initiative along Route 28 on Saturday (Jan. 27), cracking down on unsafe and distracted driving. Officers issued 144 tickets as part of the campaign, the department says. [FCPD/Twitter]

New Student Art Displayed at Dulles Airport — “A new collection of artwork from students in Fairfax County’s public schools is now on display at Washington Dulles International Airport. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, McLean Project for the Arts and Fairfax County Public Schools celebrated the continuation of the ‘Youth Art Walk’ initiative during festivities on Jan. 23.” [Gazette Leader]

Parks Grant Program Returns With Budget Cap — “Following a three-month administrative review, the Fairfax County Park Authority Board lifted the temporary hold on the Mastenbrook Grant Program and applications are now being accepted…In order to be considered for a grant, the maximum project cost for proposed projects cannot exceed $100,000,” a new factor added by the review. [FCPA]

Vienna Hires New Public Works Director — “After a nationwide search, the Town of Vienna has selected Brad Baer to serve as its next Public Works Director. Baer has extensive experience both in government and the military, most recently serving as the Facilities Design and Construction Bureau Chief for Arlington County, Virginia. Baer is also a 22-year veteran of the United States Navy.” [Town of Vienna]

More Flights Coming to Dulles Airport — “United Airlines is adding new routes, bringing back others and dusting off seasonal flights at Dulles International Airport to meet travel demand. United, by far the dominant carrier at Dulles, will add a new nonstop flight to Anchorage, Alaska, this spring…It will be the only airline offering nonstop service to Alaska from the D.C. area.” [WTOP]

Sully Visitor Center Closed for Renovations — “Sully Historic Site: The Visitor Center will be closed for renovations through Saturday, February 17. Grounds will be open daily dawn to dusk. Check the website or call (703-437-1794) the site for updates before visiting.” [FCPA/Twitter]

It’s Monday — Expect partly sunny skies, a high near 46 degrees and a northwest wind blowing at 16 to 18 mph and gusts reaching up to 31 mph. As for Monday night, the skies will be partly cloudy with a low temperature of around 31 degrees, while the north wind continues to blow at 6 to 11 mph. []

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