Weekly Update Nov 18 2022

Last week, I visited polling locations around the district to meet voters on Election Day. Thank you to everyone who cast a ballot and made your voice heard! This election was a huge win for our Democracy.

Image of Delegate Murphy visiting polling places around the district during the 2022 general election

This week, I joined federal, state, and local officials at the grand opening of the Metro Silver Line Extension. The new rail connections provide convenient and affordable transportation from Reston, Herndon, and Eastern Loudoun County to Washington Dulles International Airport. This is a momentous infrastructure milestone in Northern Virginia! 

Image of Delegate Murphy along with other elected officials during the inauguration of the Metro Silver Line extension


Delegate Kathleen Murphy

Route 7 Upcoming Lane Closures for Nov. 20-23, 2022

Crews will be performing excavation and fill operations, clearing, storm pipe work, paving and other construction-related activities on Nov. 20-23 along eastbound and westbound Route 7 and on other neighborhood streets. 

As a reminder, drivers will experience lane shifts on Route 7, traffic pattern changes on neighborhood streets, and detours along the corridor. Please see the related traffic alerts. Temporary road closures are listed here.

During construction, drivers are asked to use caution and be alert to signs, flaggers and potential police direction in work zones. Slow-moving vehicles and equipment may be entering and exiting the road. Please see VDOT's video on navigating lane closure merges.

Resources for Refugees in Fairfax County

As refugees settle in Fairfax County there may be questions about how to access services to meet basic needs for housing, food, healthcare, and education. Click here for a description of these services and contact information.

Banner with the text of the Fairfax County Resources for Refugees

Virginia 529 Program Offerings


For more than 25 years, Virginia529 has helped millions of families and individuals plan and save for education expenses through its highly rated, tax-advantaged programs, Invest529 and CollegeAmerica. With account owners in every state, Virginia529 manages more than $85 billion in assets (as of June 30, 2022), making it the largest 529 plan in the country. Learn more and start your savings at Virginia529.com.


Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) programs allow individuals with disabilities to save for today’s needs or invest for tomorrow in a simple, affordable and tax-advantaged account that won’t impact certain disability benefits. The Virginia-sponsored ABLE savings program, ABLEnow, is administered by Virginia529. Learn more and start your savings at ABLEnow.com.

RetirePath Virginia

Virginia529’s newest savings program, RetirePath Virginia, will give eligible employers across the Commonwealth a simple way to help their employees save for retirement at work. RetirePath Virginia accounts will be flexible, portable, and easy for savers to use. A pilot program is scheduled to begin in early 2023 and phased employer registration will start by July 1, 2023. Learn more and subscribe to program updates at RetirePathVA.com.

Upcoming Events

November 30: Pending and Planned Transportation Projects Impacting McLean Area

Fairfax County Department of Transportation Director, Tom Biesiadny will give a presentation and take questions on pending and planned transportation projects and initiatives in and affecting the McLean Area. Anticipated topics of discussion include planned intersection improvements along Dolley Madison Boulevard; traffic planning for the WMATA project in West Falls Church; and intersection and sidewalk improvements at Balls Hill Road/Old Dominion Drive and Lewinsville/Spring Hill Roads.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Meeting will be virtual. Participants must register to attend via Zoom. 

Register here: FCDOT Director Tom Biesiadny Citizen Information Forum - 11/30/2022

The meeting will also be livestreamed on MCA's Facebook page: McLean Citizens Association | Facebook. Registration is not required if you plan to watch the event on Facebook.