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FLAVORTOWN:
I dont think VA-28 is upto interstate standards theres too many exits right next to each other, not to mention the weird layout for Waxpool Rd exit

Ted$8roadFan:
Will the Capitals and Wizards be moving to Virginia?

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/wizards-capitals-owner-announces-2-billion-plan-to-move-teams-to-virginia/3493235/

tmoore952:

--- Quote from: Ted$8roadFan on December 16, 2023, 06:31:16 AM ---Will the Capitals and Wizards be moving to Virginia?

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/wizards-capitals-owner-announces-2-billion-plan-to-move-teams-to-virginia/3493235/

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I went to Hawaii this week. This story was breaking right when I got back Wednesday afternoon. It's been the lead story in DC ever since, usually with several substories attached.

It is not a done deal, needs to get approval. The locals in the area of the proposed arena seem to be split on this. The nearest Metro stop (Potomac Yards) would need major upgrades. Potomac Yards also happens to have been the most recent Metro station to open, and for whatever reasons (guessing anticipated low volume usage) they put in only one escalator and stairway.

machpost:

--- Quote from: tmoore952 on December 16, 2023, 11:31:01 AM ---The nearest Metro stop (Potomac Yards) would need major upgrades. Potomac Yards also happens to have been the most recent Metro station to open, and for whatever reasons (guessing anticipated low volume usage) they put in only one escalator and stairway.

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That station is also hemmed in with several sets of railroad tracks to the west, and the GW Parkway to the east, and its design had to meet NPS approval in fitting the aesthetic of the Parkway, so those things could've contributed.

1995hoo:

--- Quote from: machpost on December 18, 2023, 08:16:06 AM ---
--- Quote from: tmoore952 on December 16, 2023, 11:31:01 AM ---The nearest Metro stop (Potomac Yards) would need major upgrades. Potomac Yards also happens to have been the most recent Metro station to open, and for whatever reasons (guessing anticipated low volume usage) they put in only one escalator and stairway.

--- End quote ---

That station is also hemmed in with several sets of railroad tracks to the west, and the GW Parkway to the east, and its design had to meet NPS approval in fitting the aesthetic of the Parkway, so those things could've contributed.

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Those things absolutely contributed. The National Park Service jurisdiction is also why there is highly unlikely ever to be a new exit from the GW Parkway to the plot designated for the arena. (For those familiar with Potomac Yard, the arena is to be built on the plot where the 16-screen Hoyt's cinema used to be.)

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