For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.
In the News
This week’s heat wave is going to get worse as the week progresses The temperature in Washington has soared to at least 90 degrees in Washington for three straight days, and the heat will only grow more intense heading into the weekend. (Capital Weather Gang)
Port City Publius not happy about recent City Council vote on BID A dedicated corps of successful business owners sought to revive the area by creating a Business Improvement District to better maintain its streets and trees, market the district as a regional shopping destination, and program events in its parks and open spaces attractive to youth and families from Alexandria and the entire region. (Port City Publius)
Arlington County’s sewage tanks are deteriorating The county’s sewage plant is set for repairs after the Arlington County Board approved a five-year contract at its meeting on Saturday. (ARLNow)
Pay to drive on I-66 coming soon The Interstate 66 rush-hour toll system inside the Capital Beltway that is due to begin charging solo drivers in December will cost at least $2 million more up front than previously planned. (WTOP)
Will a new Potomac River bridge help with traffic congestion? Studied and debated for decades, the idea to build a new span west of the congested American Legion Bridge, is again splitting officials on either side of the river who have different visions of improving regional mobility. (WAMU)
HUGE lightning strike spotted during Friday’s storm in D.C.
— Matt K (@dcdaddysWT) July 14, 2017