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Ribbon cutting for new Potomac View Road entrance to the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College

September 4, 2009 9:00 AM

On Sept. 14 at noon, Northern Virginia Community College will officially open a new entrance to the Loudoun Campus. Virginia General Assembly Delegate David Poisson will be the guest of honor. Other invited guests include Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott K. York, Vice Chairman Susan Klimek Buckley, Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio and Supervisor Andrea McGimsey. NOVA President Robert G. Templin Jr. will also attend the ceremony.

“Delegate Poisson worked diligently to make sure the entrance opened in time for the start of the fall 2009 semester,” Provost Anthony Tardd said. “We are indebted to him for getting this project completed.”

More than eight years in the works, the Potomac View Road entrance has already had a significant impact on the movement of automobile and pedestrian traffic in the area. Before the new access point was opened, all campus traffic had to use the main entrance off Route 7.

“For the past 40 years, there was only one entrance to the Loudoun Campus,” Tardd explained.  “While this was fine 40 years ago, the explosive population growth in the county combined with the growth of our student population led to massive backups on this major roadway several times a day.”

The traffic jams were exacerbated greatly when police had to stop rush hour traffic on Route 7 to allow students to get on or off the campus. By giving students alternative routes to the campus, the new entrance reduces the volume of traffic along Route 7.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the Potomac View Road entrance to the Loudoun Campus. To learn more, contact Tardd at 703-450-2517 or atardd@nvcc.edu.