Voters in three Virginia counties cast ballots on Election
Day that included questions about whether to use taxpayer-backed bonds to fund
Ballots in Loudoun County had two questions about bond
usage. Question 3 asked whether to authorize bonds worth $38 million for
projects that include construction of state Route 7/Loudoun County Parkway
Interchange and a portion of the Russell Branch Parkway.
Question 4 asked about authorization for a $13.3 million
bond issue to design transportation projects throughout the county.
Voters approved Question 3 by a margin of 57 percent to 43
percent. Question 4 received 64 percent approval from voters while 36 percent
were against it.
In Loudoun County, general obligation bonds will be sold to
pay for the projects and taxpayer money will be used to pay the debt service on
Prince William County voters decided whether to use $300
million in bonds for projects that cover both sides of the county.
With nearly 82 percent support, voters authorized widening
along two stretches of U.S. Route 1, widening along Virginia 28 and several
While voters in Loudoun and Prince William counties were
willing to tap into bonds for roadwork, voters in Stafford County went the other
Fifty-two percent of voters rejected $161.2 million in bonds
to be issued for various road projects in Stafford County.
The list of bond projects included engineering a fix for the
intersection of U.S. 1 and U.S. 17 and paving dirt roads. Most projects were to
be done in the northern part of the county.