Heat advisory in effect today; Arlington home prices double ahead of Amazon’s HQ2

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, July 17.

Covering most of the DMV and through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory, in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. High temperatures (into the mid- to upper-90s) and high humidity will send the heat index to 105 or 110 degrees in some areas. (WUSA9)

The median asking price for a single-family home in Arlington (zip code 22202) and future home of Amazon’s HQ2 saw a 99.9% increase from June 2018 to June 2019. In June 2019, the median price was $1,599,000. The report comes from listing data collected by Bright MLS. (Curbed)

Virginia is planning to switch thousands of streetlights across the state to brighter, energy-efficient LEDs. The change is due to be approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board today, but has raised concerns about light pollution in certain areas. (WTOP)

Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted on Tuesday to widen 1.2 miles of Balls Ford Road, expanding the route to four lanes from Doane Drive to Ashton Avenue. The project is estimated to cost $67.4 million total and is set to begin in spring 2020. (Inside NoVA)

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