Friday, May 27, 2016

Weekend Events Could Cause Traffic Delays

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.
 
Saturday, May 28
• A 5k run will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Aldie area. Roads that may be impacted include Sacred Mountain Road, Northstar Boulevard, Mattingly Drive, Great Berkhamsted Drive and Chaffee Circle.
• An event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Round Hill area. Roads that may be impacted include Loudoun Street, Main Street (Rt. 719 – between Loudoun St. and Evening Star Drive) and Evening Star (morning due to 5K and parade).
• An event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Lovettsville area. The road that may be impacted is Berlin Turnpike, Hammond Drive and Town Center Drive.
• An event will be held from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Ashburn area. Roads that may be impacted include Windmill Drive (closed) and Ashburn Farm Parkway.
 
Monday, May 30
• A 1k/5k/10k run will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Ashburn area. Roads that may be impacted include Exchange Street, Marblehead Drive, Gloucester Parkway, Rainsboro Drive, Ashburn Village Blvd., Ashbrook Place and Atwater Drive.
• An event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Sterling area. Roads that may be impacted include Sterling Blvd. and West Holly Road.
 
Remember this is Memorial Day weekend, which means the potential for more cars out on the roads with travel to and from various place. Please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and have a safe holiday weekend.

 
 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Signal Outage at Route 7-659 Interchange Construction Planned for June

Loudoun County officials announce an upcoming planned signal outage at the intersection of Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) associated with the Route 7/659 interchange construction. 
 
Beginning on or about Wednesday, June 1, and continuing through approximately Friday, June 10, ongoing modifications will be made to the existing traffic signal. During this period, there will be a planned outage of the traffic signal.
 
Construction activity related to the signal work is generally scheduled to occur between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. as conditions permit. At a planned point during the period, the work will require a shutdown of the signal's power and communications. Electronic message boards will be posted to advise the public one day prior to the traffic signal outage.  The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will manage traffic control and notifications while the signal is out of service.  This will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the scheduled day.
 
Updates and notices for the Route 7/659 Interchange project construction phase can be found at www.loudoun.gov/route7-659
 
Questions about the project may be directed to the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure at route7-659@loudoun.gov


 
 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Joint Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight, Friday, May 20

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a joint sobriety checkpoint with the Virginia State Police tonight, Friday, May 20, 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.


 
 

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.
 
These events only include activities where traffic control is being conducted by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and where traffic may be impacted.
 
Saturday, May 21
  • 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lucketts area. Roads that may be impacted include James Monroe Highway (Rt. 15), Lucketts Road, Spinks Ferry Road and St. Clair Lane.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Brambleton area. The road that may be impacted is Olympia Drive.
  • 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Ashburn area. Roads that may be impacted include Russell Branch Parkway, North Park Drive, Savin Hill Drive.
 
Sunday, May 22
  • 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Lucketts area. Roads that may be impacted include James Monroe Highway (Rt. 15), Lucketts Road, Spinks Ferry Road and St. Clair Lane.
 
Please be patient and drive safely if in one of these areas -- and be sure to follow all law-enforcement direction. Have a safe weekend!
 
 

Friday, May 13, 2016

It’s Your Turn to "Drive" Loudoun County Transit

Loudoun County is seeking public comment on proposed recommendations for the county's Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP is a six-year plan that will guide the county's bus operations beyond 2020 when Phase 2 of the Metrorail Silver Line is scheduled to open in Loudoun County. 

 

Loudoun County Transit provides public transportation within Loudoun County and to selected commuting locations. Services include: 

 

  • Commuter Bus Service:  Peak period bus service from park and ride lots within Loudoun to the Washington, D.C. region.  
  • Local Bus Service:  Fixed route bus service within Loudoun County and to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station.  
  • Metro Connection:  Bus service to/from Loudoun to/from the West Falls Church and Wiehle-Reston East Metro stations. 
  • Paratransit:  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - mandated bus service for persons with disabilities.

 

A link to the proposed bus route changes and the online feedback form as well as more information about the development of the TDP can be found at www.loudoun.gov/DriveLCT.

 

The deadline to submit comments about the proposed bus route changes is Wednesday, May 18.


 
 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Weekend Events May Cause Possible Traffic Delays

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.
  • An event on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. may impact traffic on Riding Center Drive, Unicorn Drive and Mandolin Drive.
  • An event on Saturday, May 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. may impact traffic on Exchange Street and Thorndike Street.
 
Motorists are asked to please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and have a safe weekend.

 
 

Friday, April 29, 2016

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.
  • A 5k run will he held on Saturday, April 30 from 7-10 p.m. in the South Riding area. Roads that may be impacted include Riding Center Drive, Unicorn Drive, Flemming Drive, Lemontree Place and Bradshaw Drive.
  • A 5k run will he held on Sunday, May 1 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sterling area. Roads that may be impacted include Pacific Blvd., Dresden Street, Broderick Drive and Prentice Drive.
  • A 5k/10k run will he held on Sunday, May 1 from 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the Ashburn area. Roads that may be impacted include Ashburn Village Blvd., Fincastle Drive, Gloucester Parkway, Tavern Drive, Bruceton Mills Circle, Cheltenham Circle and Ringold Drive.
  • An event in Middleburg on Sunday, May 1 from noon to 6 p.m. may impact traffic on the roads to and from Glenwood Park.
 
Motorists are asked to please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and to have a safe weekend.

 
 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bike to Work Day Registration Continues

Loudoun County continues to gear up for Bike to Work Day on May 20, with ongoing registration for the event and a bicycling information program scheduled for the Ashburn Library May 5.
 
Anyone interested in participating in the 2016 Bike to Work Day event scheduled for Friday, May 20, is encouraged to register by May 10, in order to receive a free T-shirt. Those who register ahead for the free event also will be eligible for a chance to win a bicycle and other prizes. New and experienced bicycle commuters are invited to register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling 800-745-RIDE (800-745-7433). 
 
Loudoun County hosts two local pit stops where registrants can pick-up their free T-shirts, receive giveaways, enjoy refreshments, and win prizes. All registrants will be entered into a regional bicycle raffle.
 
Also, the Ashburn Library will host a bicycling information program Thursday, May 5, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Staff from Loudoun County's Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure will discuss Bike to Work Day as well as trails, routes and bicycle-related projects, including planned bike connections to the new Metro stations in Loudoun. BikeLoudoun founder Pat Turner will be a featured speaker. The Ashburn Library is located at 43316 Hay Road in Ashburn.
 
More information about Bike to Work Day is available by calling 703-737-8044. Information also is online at www.loudoun.gov/biketowork.


 
 

Friday, April 15, 2016

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 on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17. 
     
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.
 
Saturday's Events
  • A 5k will be held in the area Route 50 at Tall Cedars Parkway from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. Roads that may be impacted include Tall Cedars Parkway, Eastgate View Drive, Edgewater Street and Pleasant Valley Road.
  • A 5k in Brambleton will be held from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Roads that may be impacted include North Star Boulevard, Creighton Road, Olympia Drive and Soave Drive.
  • A parade in Sterling will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Roads that may be impacted include Church Road, N. Aspen Avenue, and W. Holly Avenue. The parade route is from Sterling Elementary School to Sterling Middle School.
  • A nonprofit bicycle ride will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday morning in Loudoun County. Roads that may be impacted include Sterling Boulevard, Smith Switch Road, Ashburn Road, Belmont Ridge Road and Cochran Mill Road. The ride will travel the Washington and Old Dominion Trail from Herndon to the Douglass Community Center in Leesburg, before traveling back to Herndon.
  • A parade in Lovettsville will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday.  Roads that will be impacted include E. Broad Way and S. Loudoun Street. The parade route is from the Lovettsville Community Center to the Lovettsville Elementary School.
  • A parade in Ashburn will be held Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Roads that may be impacted include Irongate Way, Windmill Drive and Ashburn Farm Parkway. The parade route is from St. Theresa's Catholic Church to Crittendon Park.
 
Sunday's Events
  • An 8k and half-marathon will be held from 6:15-11:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 17 in Ashburn. Roads that may be impacted include Ashburn Road, Ashburn Farm Parkway, Windmill Drive, Claiborne Parkway, Waxpool Road, Smith Switch Road, Gloucester Parkway, Ashburn Village Boulevard, Hemingway Drive and Faulkner Parkway.
  • An event will be held at Oatlands on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect additional traffic on Route 15 during this time.
If you will be in any of these areas at the times referenced, please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and have a safe weekend.