Fairfax County

The following were among actions taken by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at its Feb. 29 meeting. For more information, call 246-3151.

SIX-YEAR ROAD PROGRAM -- The board postponed voting on a proposal to spend $129.2 million of state transportation money on Fairfax County road improvements, after supervisors criticized state officials for not acting as quickly as they would like and citizens complained they had little input.

Virginia Department of Transportation engineer Andrew Bailey told supervisors some projects in the six-year program would take "two or three years" just to design. That prompted criticisms from Chairman Audrey Moore and Supervisors Martha Pennino and Joseph Alexander about the length of time it will take to improve the county's roads.

Said Pennino, alluding to the next Board of Supervisors elections in 1992, "We may not be here in four years . . . We may want to be back here, but the people are going to speak loudly again and demand that something be done" about roads.

At the meeting, citizens said they had received little advance notice of public hearings on the road projects, and that they are confused about which projects are to be included in the six-year program and which are to be funded through a separate $150 million county road bond referendum to be held in April.

The state's proposed six-year program includes 57 projects, of which 33 are fully funded during the six years, according to Bailey. Officials hope money for the remainder will be found in future years.

The largest single allocation is $42 million for building the Springfield Bypass between Pohick and Rolling roads.

The board is to continue its public hearing on the plan March 14 and may then decide whether to adopt it as is or amend it.

METRO PARKING -- Board members said a Metro report underestimates the amount of additional parking needed near Metro stations, and charged county transporation officials are not moving fast enough to get more parking spaces.

The report calls for adding 1,200 parking spaces at the Vienna station, 250 at Dunn Loring, 180 at West Falls Church, 660 at East Falls Church, and 500 at Huntington, all by 1995. Now there are 2,313 spaces at Vienna, 1,056 at Dunn Loring, 1,045 at West Falls Church, 443 at East Falls Church, and 2,380 at Huntington.

But Supervisor Joseph Alexander (D-Lee), who is also Metro Board chairman, said another 1,000 spaces are needed at Dunn Loring alone.

County Transportation Director Shiva Pant said negotiating the details of who should construct the additional parking and how it should be paid for is difficult because several different jurisdictions are involved in the system.