Joint Loudoun County-WDCSITE Virtual Meeting Recap
WDCSITE and Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI) partnered to host a virtual technical meeting on Wednesday, October 21 to highlight project updates and impacts of COVID-19 on the Northern Virginia transportation industry. The meeting drew over 60 attendees and featured three great sessions, including a panel discussion. Laura Ghosh (Transportation Engineer, Loudoun County) presented on County’s Sidewalk and Trail Program, including goals, funding, and methodology of FY 2019 prioritization efforts.
JT Thomas (Loudoun County), Amir Shahpar (VDOT), and Warren Hughes (I-66 OTB GEC) served as panelists for discussion on COVID-19 impacts on the NOVA transportation sector. JT discussed the impact on County’s ongoing projects, traffic studies, and projects in development review. Amir discussed COVID-19 impacts across the State and in the NOVA region. Amir also discussed the increase in bicycle and pedestrian data during COVID-19. Warren presented on the variation in traffic trends specific to the I-66 corridor since the beginning of COVID-19 and their impact on project-related construction activity.
Julia Simo and Simone Champaigne (Design Engineers, Wallace Montgomery) wrapped the meeting. They presented on 3D engineering models through design and construction, preliminary design applications with Open Road Designer (ORD), long-term objectives including reality modeling for stakeholders, and consideration for efficient workflow.
With a great turnout, we would like to thank Loudoun County DTCI for a great joint meeting and look forward to future collaborations in 2021!
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