Friday, August 18, 2017

Possible Traffic Delays For 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.

Saturday, Aug. 19
  • An event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lucketts area. Roads that may be impacted include James Monroe Hwy (Rt. 15), Lucketts Road, St. Clair Lane and Spinks Ferry Road.
  • An event will be held from 5-11 p.m. Lucketts area. The road that may be impacted is Lost Corner Rd.

Sunday, Aug. 20
  • An event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lucketts area. Roads that may be impacted include James Monroe Hwy (Rt. 15), Lucketts Road, St. Clair Lane and Spinks Ferry Road.
  • An 10K/20K race will be held from 7-10 a.m. in the Leesburg/Paeonian Springs area. Roads that may be impacted include Dry Mill Road, Rt. 9 at Rt. 7 WB exit, Rt. 9 at Simpson Circle and Simpson Circle.

The Sheriff's Office encourages motorists to be patient, drive safely and follow all law-enforcement direction. Have a safe weekend everyone.


 

Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight, Friday, Aug. 18

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, Friday, Aug. 18, beginning shortly after 10 p.m.

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

"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.


 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Purcellville Road Closures

Purcellville Road (Route 611) between Route 9 and Nixon Road (Route 697) will be closed to through traffic, weather permitting, on Monday, Aug. 21 and Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day for culvert replacement, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
 
Residents within the closure area and emergency vehicles will have access to the closed portion of Purcellville Road, but will not be able to go beyond the point of culvert replacement in either direction.
 
Traffic will be detoured via Route 9, Route 287 and Nixon Road back to Purcellville Road.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Weekend Detours for Herndon Area Silver Line Construction

Slow-moving vehicles and equipment may be entering and exiting the highways and surrounding roads


On Friday, Aug. 11, at 10 p.m. through Saturday morning, Aug. 12, at 6 a.m., Sunrise Valley Drive will be detoured at night while a pedestrian bridge for the Innovation Center Metrorail Station is set over the road.

 

In addition, on or about Aug. 12 from 5 a.m. to midnight, multi-lane closures will occur on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road for striping.

 

Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in these areas and to obey police and flagger instructions.


Friday, Aug. 11, 10 p.m. to Saturday, Aug. 12, 6 a.m.
  • Sunrise Valley Drive will be closed between Dulles Station Boulevard and 600 feet north of Sayward Boulevard. Through traffic will be detoured to Coppermine Road (see Figure 1)All businesses and residences will remain accessible.


Saturday, Aug. 12, 5 a.m. to midnight

  • Multi-lane closures will occur on the eastbound DTR between mile marker 2.0 and 4.1 (between Route 28 and Fairfax County Parkway) while the road is striped (See Figure 2, next page)


 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Lane and Ramp Closures for the Week of Aug. 6-12

Phase 2 Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews are continuing road widening and striping, lane shifting, utility work, excavation and other construction activities for the Metrorail Silver Line, Phase 2.


Lane, shoulder, road and ramp closures will occur along the Dulles Toll Road (DTR), Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH), Dulles Greenway, Dulles Airport roads, and surrounding roads during the week of Aug. 6-12.


See below for more detailed information. All work is weather permitting.


Dulles Toll Road East

When:   Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

             Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Alternating right and left lane closures of varying lengths

Where:  From mile marker 1.3 to 5.2 (from 1/10 mile past the Route 28 overpass to the Reston Parkway overpass)

Why:     Civil work

 

When:   Monday, August 7 - Saturday, August 12, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Alternating double right and double left lane closures

Where:  From mile marker 3.7 to 5.0 (from 3/10 mile past the Monroe Street/Van Buren Street overpass to 2/10 mile before the Reston Parkway overpass)

Why:     Utility work

 

Dulles Toll Road West

When:   Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

             Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Alternating right and left lane closures of varying lengths

Where:  From mile marker 5.7 to 1.5 (from approximately 2/10 mile after the Wiehle Avenue overpass to 3/10 mile before the Route 28 overpass)

Why:     Civil work

 

Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) East

When:   Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

             Saturday, August 12, 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Alternating right and left lane closures of varying lengths

Where:  From Saarinen Circle to mile marker 5.7 (5/10 mile past the Reston Parkway overpass)

Why:     Civil work

 

When:   Monday, August 7 - Saturday, August 12, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Full closure

Where:  From Saarinen Circle to mile marker 0.4 (near the Rudder Road overpass).  Follow detour.

Why:     Aerial guideway construction

 

When:   Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Two left lanes closed

Where:  From Saarinen Circle to mile marker 0.4 (near the Rudder Road overpass).

Why:     Aerial guideway construction

 

Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) West

When:   Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

             Saturday, August 12, 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Alternating right and left lane closures of varying lengths

Where:  From mile marker 5.7 to 200 feet past the ramp to Copilot Way on Saarinen Circle (from 5/10 mile before the Reston Parkway overpass to 6/10 mile past the Rudder Road overpass)

Why:     Civil work

 

When:   Monday, August 7 - Saturday, August 12, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Full closure

Where:  From mile marker 0.3 to Saarinen Circle (from 2/10 mile past the Rudder Road overpass to Saarinen Circle near Garage 1), traffic will be diverted around work area.

Why:    Aerial guideway construction

 

When:   Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Two left lanes closed

Where:  From mile marker 0.4 (near the Rudder Road overpass) to Saarinen Circle

Why:     Aerial guideway construction

 

Air Freight Lane North

When:   Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What:    Northbound lane closed

Where:  From the south end of Air Freight Lane to Package Court.  Traffic will be flagged for safety.

Why:     Concrete pours

 

Rudder Road West

When:   Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Right lane closed

Where:  From the ramp to the Green Lot to the intersection of Rudder Road and the Blue Lot access road

Why:     Cable splicing

 

Dulles Greenway East

When:   Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 6 pm. and 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

             Saturday, August 12, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

What:    Alternating right and left lane closures of varying lengths

Where:  Between mile marker 7.6 and 14.0 (from Broadlands Boulevard to the end of the ramp to the eastbound Dulles Toll Road), short lane closures of varying lengths will occur

Why:     Road work

 

When:   Monday, August 7 - Saturday, August 12, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Two right lanes closed OR two left lanes closed

Where:  From mile marker 10.0 to 12.0 (from 2/10 mile past the Loudoun County Parkway overpass to 4/10 mile before the mainline toll plaza)

Why:     Aerial guideway construction

 

Dulles Greenway West

When:   Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

             Saturday, August 12, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

What:    Alternating right and left lane closures of varying lengths

Where:  Between mile marker 12.2 and 7.6 (from 2/10 mile past the mainline toll plaza to Broadlands Boulevard), short lane closures of varying lengths will occur

Why:     Civil work

 

Sunrise Valley Drive East and West

When:   Friday, August 11, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Saturday, August 12, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

What:    Full closure

Where:  From Dulles Station Boulevard to Sayward Boulevard. Follow detour to Coppermine Road.

Why:     Pedestrian bridge installation

 

Old Meadow Road East

When:   Monday, August 7 - Thursday, August 10, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What:    Close right lane

Where:  From Route 123 to 1,000 feet after Route 123

Why:     Test pits for utility relocation

 

Route 123 North

When:   Monday, August 7 - Thursday, August 10, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What:    Close right turn lane

Where:  From the exit ramp from I-495 West to 200 feet after Old Meadow Road

Why:     Test pits for utility relocation



 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Change in Traffic Pattern at Rt 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Aug. 2, the traffic pattern at the intersection of Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard is scheduled to change due to construction of the new interchange. Loudoun County encourages motorists who drive in this area to use extra caution as they navigate the new traffic patterns, which are expected to be in place for the next two months. 

 

Traffic Shifts

Motorists should be aware of the following shifts in traffic:

  • Northbound traffic on Ashburn Village Boulevard will be moved to the newly constructed bridge over Route 7. 
  • Vehicles turning right from northbound Ashburn Village Boulevard onto eastbound Route 7 will use the newly constructed ramp to merge onto Route 7.  
  • Vehicles traveling westbound on Route 7 to northbound Ashburn Village Boulevard, which provides access to Riverside Parkway, will use a newly constructed ramp instead of turning right at the existing traffic signal.


Detours

The new traffic pattern will also require temporary detours for two turns. Signs will be posted to direct drivers to the detour routes.

  • Northbound traffic on Ashburn Village Boulevard will not be able to turn left to go westbound on Route 7. Motorists will cross Route 7, turn left onto Riverside Parkway, then turn left onto Lansdowne Boulevard and take the ramp onto westbound Route 7.
  • Eastbound traffic on Route 7 will not be able to turn left to go northbound onto Ashburn Village Boulevard. Motorists will exit Route 7 onto Lansdowne Boulevard and turn right onto Riverside Parkway.


The interchange at Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard will eliminate the existing traffic signal and help ease traffic congestion along Route 7 — one of Loudoun County's top transportation priorities.


The interchange project is part of a larger effort to transform Route 7 into a limited access road with no traffic signals between Countryside Boulevard in the Sterling/Potomac Falls area and East Market Street in Leesburg. Another project that is part of the effort is the interchange currently under construction at Route 7 and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road).  

 

Miller and Smith, the developer of One Loudoun, the mixed-use community located at Route 7 and the Loudoun County Parkway, is managing construction of the Route 7/Ashburn Village Boulevard project. Loudoun County contributed $5 million toward the cost of the interchange.


The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.

 

A map of the interchange depicting the new traffic patterns is online.



 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lane Closures and Detours Tonight on the Dulles International Airport Access Highway

Nighttime construction activities will take place on Thursday, July 27, causing lane closures and detours on the Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH). All work is weather permitting.

 

Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) East

When:   Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

What:    Two left lanes closed

Where:  From Saarinen Circle to mile marker 0.3 (near the Rudder Road overpass).  Follow detour.

Why:     Aerial guideway construction

 

When:   Thursday, July 27, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Full closure

Where:  From Saarinen Circle to mile marker 0.3 (near the Rudder Road overpass).  Follow detour.

Why:     Aerial guideway construction

 

Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) West

When:   Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Two left lanes closed

Where:  From mile marker 0.3 to Saarinen Circle (from 2/10 mile past the Rudder Road overpass to Saarinen Circle near Garage 1)

Why:    Aerial guideway construction



 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Milling and Paving Begins in Woodland Road Industrial Park Area

Beginning this afternoon, Sunday, July 23, through Tuesday morning July 25, several roads within the Woodland Road Industrial Park will be under construction as part of a safety improvement program and to upgrade the roads so that they will be eligible for maintenance by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
 
Milling and paving will take place and permanent markings and signage will be constructed for the full rehabilitation of Greenoak Way, Elmwood Court, Blackwood Court, Ashgrove Court and Stonetree Court in the Woodland Road Industrial Park. These roadways are being rehabilitated to VDOT standards for acceptance in the VDOT secondary roadway system.
 
To minimize disruptions to local businesses, construction will begin in the evening and carry on through the night. Noise impacts may occur in nearby residential areas. The heavy construction work is scheduled to be completed by the morning of Tuesday, July 25, weather permitting. 

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors allocated funds for this project in 2016 to improve these roads in the Sterling area.
 
Questions about the project may be directed to Rick Karle, Loudoun County Department of Building and Development, at 703-771-5129.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Overnight Detours Friday

Expect overnight weekend detours as Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews set pedestrian bridges at the Silver Line Phase 2 Innovation Center Metrorail Station.

Tomorrow, Friday, July 21 at 10 p.m. through Saturday, July 22 at 6 a.m. , the eastbound Dulles Greenway at mile marker 11.0 near the Old Ox Road overpass will be detoured to eastbound Old Ox Road (Route 606)., and Eastbound traffic on the DIAAH will be diverted to the eastbound DTR overnight between Route 28 and Centreville Road. 

After midnight, traffic on the westbound DTR, along the westbound Dulles Greenway ramps, and the eastbound DTR will experience a police-assisted slow roll while the pedestrian bridge is moved from the staging area north of the highways to the installation site over the eastbound Dulles International Airport Access Highway

For general project information visit www.dullesmetro.com or 703-572-0506.