This Purcell Road work session spurred the question- what will this Tri-County Parkway (or Bi-County, or whatever it's known as now) mean for the rest of mid-county? If the Tri-County Parkway will bring such a huge increase in traffic to Purcell Road and therefore to the rest of our area, do we really want to build it and funnel all that traffic thru mid-county? Originally, years ago, this Tri-County Parkway route was one possibility out of many studied routes for a planned outer beltway that would provide an alternate route around Washington, D.C. Other corridors that were studied included one following the Route 301 corridor in Maryland that made a lot of sense. It would have split from Rt. 95 below Richmond and re-connected north of Baltimore if I remember correctly. It would have removed a lot of truck and thru traffic from Rt. 495, but folks living in the Rt. 301 area killed it. The bypass idea is also no longer viable in the 234 corridor for various reasons, but part of the road plan lives on. So we're left with a "back door" entrance to Dulles Airport that may end up just being a driver for development and a lot more traffic in mid-county.