Thursday, November 16, 2017

Evergreen Mills Road Flagging on Nov. 17 and Nov. 22

Evergreen Mills Road (Route 621) in the area of Watson Road (Route 860) will be the location of alternating single-lane traffic controlled by flagging, weather permitting, Friday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 22 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

 

On Friday, Nov. 17, crews will install rumble strips on both sides of the road and in the centerline to improve safety for drivers approaching the Evergreen Mills Road curves just north and south of Watson Road.  Temporary roadway markings will be placed that day with permanent markings installed Nov. 22.

 

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Possible Traffic Delays During Weekend Events (Oct. 27-29)

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is advising residents of weekend events that may cause traffic delays in various areas of the county.
The events listed below only include activities where traffic control is being conducted by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and where traffic may be impacted.

Friday, Oct. 27
  • An event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lansdowne area. The roads that may be impacted are Kipheart Drive, Riverpoint Drive and Upper Belmont Place.
  • An event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sterling area. The roads that may be impacted are Sugarland Run Drive, S. Cottage Road, Seneca Ridge Drive and Augusta Drive.
  • An event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The road that may be impacted is Waxpool Road west of  Lefevre Inn Drive.

Saturday, Oct. 28
  • A 5K race will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The roads that may be impacted are Russell Branch Parkway, Atwater Drive, Ashbrook Place and Northpark Drive.
  • A 5K race will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Stone Ridge area. The roads that may be impacted are Northstar Blvd., Soave Drive and Olympia Drive.
  • A 5K race will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Aldie area. The roads that may be impacted are Grassland Grove Drive, Dahlia Manor Place and Annabelle Glen Place.
  • An event will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Leesburg area. The road that may be impacted is James Monroe Hwy (Rt. 15) at Limestone School Road.

Sunday, Oct. 29
  • A 5K race will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Stone Ridge area. The roads that may be impacted are North Star Blvd., Sacred Mountain Street, Mattingly Drive, Great Berkhamsted Drive and Chaffee Circle.
  • An event will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Leesburg area. The road that may be impacted is James Monroe Hwy (Rt. 15) at Limestone School Road.

Motorists are asked to please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and have a safe weekend.


 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Paxson Road Closures Oct. 2-3

Detour in Place During Pipe Replacement

Paxson Road (Route 725) from the western Wild Raspberry Drive intersection to Black Oak Road (Route 735) will be closed to through traffic, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for stormwater pipe replacement, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
 
Residents within the closure area, emergency vehicles and school buses will have access to the closed portion of Paxson Road, but will not be able to go beyond the point of pipe replacement in either direction.
 
Traffic will be detoured via Wild Raspberry Drive back to Paxson Road.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Possible Traffic Delays During Weekend Events

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is advising residents of weekend events that may cause traffic delays in various areas of the county.

The events listed below only include activities where traffic control is being conducted by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and where traffic may be impacted.


Friday, Sept. 22
  • An event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The road that may be impacted is Ashburn Village Blvd.
  • An event will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Lovettsville area. The roads that may be impacted are Berlin Turnpike, Broad Way and South Loudoun Street. Also Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed to all traffic.

Saturday, Sept. 23
  • An event will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The road that may be impacted is Ashburn Village Blvd.
  • An event will be held from 10 a.m. to midnight in the Lovettsville area. The roads that may be impacted are Berlin Turnpike, Broad Way and South Loudoun Street. Also Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed to all traffic.
  • An event will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Lucketts area. The road that may be impacted is Lost Corner Road.

Sunday, Sept. 24
  • An event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The road that may be impacted is Ashburn Village Blvd.

Motorists are asked to please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and have a safe weekend.


 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Try Transit Week, Sept. 18-22

Loudoun County Transit encourages everyone to pledge to try a form of transit during Virginia's "Try Transit Week" Sept. 18-22. 

 

"Taking transit is easier than you might think," said Loudoun County Transit and Commuter Services Manager Scott Gross. "Riding a bus is a convenient and economical way to get to where you need to go – whether it's to work, school, a library, or a doctor's appointment." 

 

Participants who pledge to try transit at www.trytransitweek.org are eligible to win a year of free transit service from the Virginia transit operator of their choice, along with a pair of round-trip tickets aboard Amtrak's Northeast Regional train. Pledges will be accepted through September 22, 2017. 

 

In addition, anyone who lives or works in Loudoun, and who pledges to try transit, is eligible for prizes from Loudoun County Transit. Two winners will each receive a $50 SmarTrip card that can be used on Loudoun County's Premium Commuter buses and most Metro Connection buses. Two additional winners will each receive $20 worth of punch passes for Loudoun County's Local Bus Service.

 

Loudoun County offers a variety of transit services, including:

  • Premium Commuter Bus Service, which runs from Loudoun County to Rosslyn, the Pentagon, Crystal City & Washington, D.C.; 
  • Metro Connection Bus Service, which provides service from Loudoun County to the Wiehle-Reston East and West Falls Church Metro stations; 
  • Local Bus Service, which provides weekday, and some Saturday, local fixed-route bus service from Purcellville through Leesburg and eastern Loudoun; and 
  • Paratransit Bus Service, which provides service for people with disabilities on the local fixed-routes from Purcellville through Leesburg and eastern Loudoun.

Loudoun County's Commuter Services division also offers commuters help in forming vanpools, carpools and other alternatives to the single-car commute.  

 

Find out more about transit options in Loudoun at www.loudoun.gov/transit.



 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lane Closures Tonight on the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles International Airport Access Highway

Nighttime construction activities will take place tonight, Monday, Sept. 11, causing lane closures on the Dulles Toll Road (DTR) and Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH).

Slow-moving vehicles and equipment may be entering and exiting the highways and surrounding roads. Drivers are asked to use caution, remain attentive to all signage, barricades and speed limits, and obey all police and flagger instructions. 
 
Dulles Toll Road (DTR) East
When:   Monday, Sept. 11, 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.
What:    Left lane closed
Where:  From mile marker 2.5 to 3.0 (from the Centreville Road bridge to 4/10 mile before the Monroe Street/Van Buren Street overpass)
Why:     Civil work
 
Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) East

When:   Monday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m. - 5 a.m.
What:    Right lane closed
Where:  From mile marker 2.5 to 3.5 (from the Centreville Road bridge to 1/10 past the Monroe Street/Van Buren Street overpass)
Why:     Civil work
 
Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) West

When:   Monday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. - 5 a.m.
What:    Left lane closed
Where:  From mile marker 3.1 to 2.1 (from 3/10 mile past the Monroe Street/Van Buren Street overpass to 4/10 mile past the Centreville Road bridge)
Why:     Civil work


 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Possible Traffic Delays During Weekend Events

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is advising residents of weekend events that may cause traffic delays in various areas of the county.

The events listed below only include activities where traffic control is being conducted by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and where traffic may be impacted.

Friday
  • Construction work will be held today, Friday, Sept. 8, from 9 p.m. until Saturday, Sept. 9, at 5 a.m. in the Ashburn area. Roads that may be impacted include Route 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy) and Ashburn Village Blvd.

Saturday
  • An event will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Lucketts area. The road that may be impacted is Rt. 15 (James Monroe Hwy).
  • An event will be held  from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Lucketts area. The road that may be impacted is Lost Corner Road.

Motorists are asked to please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and have a safe weekend.


 

Joint Sobriety Checkpoint with Purcellville Police Department Tonight

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a joint sobriety checkpoint with the Purcellville Police Department tonight, Friday, Sept. 8, beginning shortly after 10 p.m.

"The joint sobriety checkpoint is a reminder to residents to make the smart choice, don't drink and drive," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.

Members of the Loudoun Sheriff's Office Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint.




 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Loudoun County Parkway Improvements Celebration

Today, Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Loudoun County, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will celebrate several milestones, including opening the Loudoun County Parkway extension and new intersection with Old Ox Road (Route 606), and other improvements.

The event will be held at the Loudoun County Parkway just north of Old Ox Road. From Belmont Ridge Road, turn east on Shreveport Drive, then right at Loudoun County Parkway. Attendees will be directed to parking prior the intersection of Old Ox Road.

Among the ceremony speakers will be Loudoun County Board Chair Phyllis Randall, and Supervisors Matt Letourneau and Tony Buffington.