Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Short-Term Lane Closures at Belmont Ridge Road and Northstar Boulevard February 19-23

Loudoun County officials announce that during the week of February 19, there will be short-term lane closures at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Northstar Boulevard for construction activities related to a new traffic signal. These activities include installing the traffic signal poles and mast arms at all four corners of the intersection. Because the mast arms overhang the roadway, temporary lane closures are required while the mast arms are installed.

The scheduled construction work will involve temporary lane closures and flagging operations from Monday, February 19, to Friday, February 23. Lane closures may occur between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

Motorists are advised to watch for signage, lane closures and flagging operations at the site.

Questions about the project may be directed to Loudoun County Construction Program Manager Melissa Tello at Melissa.Tello@loudoun.gov or 703-737-8054.


 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blasting for Route 7 & 659 Interchange Construction Project Begins February 12

Loudoun County officials announce that blasting for the Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) interchange construction project will begin on or about Feb. 12, and continue weekly for approximately two months. The blasting will occur within the median of Route 7.  

 

Blasting is generally scheduled to occur between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as conditions permit.


The blasting may cause temporary road closures for brief periods, generally not longer than 20 minutes. All closures will be managed in accordance with Virginia Department of Transportation and Loudoun County requirements. All blasting will comply with the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's requirements. Electronic message boards will be posted to advise the public of blasting.  

 

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 & Capital Infrastructure at route7-659@loudoun.gov.  




 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Loudoun County Parkway and Route 50 Weekend Closures

Segments of Loudoun County Parkway (Route 606) and Route 50 will have full closures in both directions during several weekends in February and March in order to allow Dominion Energy crews to place wire on new electric transmission structures, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

 

There will be up to two such closures per day lasting up to 15 minutes each. The closures will occur according to the following schedule, weather permitting:

 

·         Saturday, Feb. 10Saturday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 24: Loudoun County Parkway from Route 50 to Dulles West Boulevard between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

·         Sunday, Feb. 11Sunday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 25Loudoun County Parkway from Route 50 to Dulles West Boulevard between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

·         Saturday, March 3Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 17Route 50 from Poland Road (Route 742) to Tall Cedars Parkway between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

·         Sunday, March 4Sunday, March 11 and Sunday, March 18Route 50 from Poland Road (Route 742) to Tall Cedars Parkway between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

 

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

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Schedule Change Announced for Planned Nighttime Lane Closures on Dulles Greenway

Loudoun County officials announce a change in the schedule of planned nighttime lane closures on the Dulles Greenway to accommodate work on the Route 772 Transit Connector Bridge. 

 

The lane closures that had been planned for the nighttime and overnight hoursThursday, February 1, 2018, to Friday, February 2, have been canceled. Instead, the work will occur on the night of Monday, February 5: 

  • Two lanes of the eastbound Greenway will be closed from Loudoun County Parkway to Ashburn Village Boulevard from 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6.
  • Two lanes of the westbound Greenway will be closed from Loudoun County Parkway to Ashburn Village Boulevard from 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. 

Motorists are advised to watch for signage that will be in place during the lane closures. Law enforcement personnel also will be onsite during the lane closures. In case of inclement weather, the work will be scheduled for the night of Thursday, Feb. 8.

 

The Route 772 Transit Connector Bridge will connect Croson Lane on the western side of the Greenway to Shellhorn Road on the eastern side of the Greenway. The bridge is an integral connection to provide access to the planned parking garages for the Loudoun Gateway Metrorail Station. 

 

Questions about the project may be directed to the Loudoun County Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure at 703-737-8822.

 

More information about the project may be found at www.loudoun.gov/Route772.




 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Nighttime Lane Closures Planned for Section of Dulles Greenway This Week

Loudoun County officials announce upcoming planned nighttime lane closures on the Dulles Greenway to accommodate work on the Route 772 Transit Connector Bridge.

Weather permitting, two lanes of the eastbound Greenway will be closed from Ashburn Village Boulevard to Loudoun County Parkway from 7 p.m., Thursday, February 1, to 5 a.m., Friday, February 2.

Two lanes of the westbound Greenway will be closed from Loudoun County Parkway to Ashburn Village Boulevard from 7 p.m., Monday, February 5, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018, and from 7 pm., Thursday, February 8, to 5 a.m., Friday, February 9.

Motorists are advised to watch for signage that will be in place during the lane closures. Law enforcement personnel also will be onsite during the lane closures.

The Route 772 Transit Connector Bridge will connect Croson Lane on the western side of the Greenway to Shellhorn Road on the eastern side of the Greenway. The bridge is an integral connection to provide access to the planned parking garages for the Loudoun Gateway Metrorail Station.

Questions about the project may be directed to Ron Mallory of the Loudoun County Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure at 703-737-8822 or ronald.mallory@loudoun.gov.

More information about the project may be found at www.loudoun.gov/Route772.



 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Route 50 Full Closures in Loudoun County on Thursday and Friday

Route 50 will be closed in both directions between the roundabouts at Route 15 and Howsers Branch Road on Thursday, Dec. 21 and Friday, Dec. 22 for guardrail upgrades, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
 
The closure schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, Dec. 21 -- 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 22 -- 9:30 a.m. to noon

Traffic will be detoured via Route 15 and Howsers Branch Road back to Route 50.

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


 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Traffic Shift Planned for Waxpool Road

Loudoun County officials today announced an upcoming traffic shift on Waxpool Road from Ashburn Village Boulevard to Unbridled Way as part of the Waxpool Road expansion project.

The traffic shift will begin on or about Wednesday, Dec. 20.

The two existing lanes of traffic on Waxpool Road will be shifted to the north side of the road within the work zone limits. For more details, see this map.

As work is completed on the south side, traffic will shift accordingly and new lanes will open at the completion of the project, which is currently planned for early 2018.

Questions about the project may be directed to Loudoun County's Construction Manager Kent Marrs at Kent.Marrs@loudoun.gov or 571-258-3182. 


 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekend Events May Cause Traffic Issues

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 in Hillsboro on Saturday, Dec. 9 may impact travel between noon and 7 p.m. in the town. Roads that may be impacted include Rt. 9 through the town and part of Stony Point Road.  Please watch for additional pedestrian traffic throughout town.
  • The Annual Christmas in Purcellville Parade will impact traffic in the downtown area between 11:30 a.m. on 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
  • The annual Christmas and Holiday Parade in Leesburg will impact traffic in the downtown area between 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
  • A 5K run on Sunday, Dec. 10 may impact traffic in the Ashburn area between 8-11 a.m. Roads impacted may include Broadlands Boulevard, Claiborne Parkway, Waxpool Road, Truro Parrish Road and Glebe View Road.

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