The Bull Run Observer that a new Emergency Room is scheduled to open July 1st in Haymarket. It started me thinking about all the development over the past decade, could there conceivably just be overcrowding at Prince William Hospital due to an increase in residential units? In the past 10 years, the Haymarket area has seen atleast 10,000 new homes added. Then if we look westward to areas like Fauquier, the growth has been even more dramatic. Could the overcrowding at PWC Hospital just be another instance where the underlying infrastructure has not developed at the same rate as the home construction?
Take for example, Route 29 through Gainesville, this stretch of road has been 4 lanes(2 in each direction) for probably close to 30 years. Now, new commercial development has been approved and built on either side of 29 that would make it impossible to widen. Isn’t this just a result of poor planning? My point being, the overcrowding at Prince William Hospital could be mainly attributable to our area’s rapid growth and poor planning?