Virginia adds $4 million to affordable housing fund; Metro Silver Line Ashburn expansion delayed

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, April 15.

Virginia has added $4 million to the state’s affordable housing fund at the request of Gov. Ralph Northam. The $4 million is less than 1% of the cost of a typical project that the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development usually subsidizes. (The Washington Post)

Construction of Metro’s Silver Line into Loudoun County has run into another delay: Concrete pedestals at the Dulles Airport station were built without proper internal reinforcement. It is not clear whether the second phase of the extension will be able to open on time in 2020. (Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Conway Elementary School student Lily Tipling succeeded in her efforts to convince the Stafford County School Board to ban plastic straws in Stafford schools. (

Northbound U.S. 29 will be closed for a month in Fauquier County this summer, near the Prince William County line, for safety improvements. This announcement comes after a long history of serious crashes leading up to an intersection at Vint Hill Road and Va. 215. (WTOP)

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