Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lime Kiln Road Closed May 31 - June 3

Lime Kiln Road (Route 733) between Snickersville Turnpike (Route 734) and Route 15 (James Monroe Highway) will have a flagging operation and then be closed to through traffic Friday morning, May 31 to Monday morning, June 3 for stormwater pipe replacement, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
There will be one lane of alternating traffic via flagging Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The road will then be closed from 7 p.m. Friday night, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday morning, June 3.​
Residents, businesses and places of worship within the closure area and emergency vehicles, as well as those needing to reach Camp Highroad will have access to the closed portion of Lime Kiln Road between 7 p.m. Friday night and 5 a.m. Monday morning; however, they will not be able to go beyond the point of pipe replacement in either direction.​
Through traffic will be detoured via Route 15, Route 50 (John S. Mosby Highway) and Snickersville Turnpike back to Lime Kiln Road.  

Friday, May 3, 2019

Sobriety Checkpoint is Part of Cinco de Mayo Weekend Enforcement

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is urging motorists to plan a designated driver or a safe way home if you choose to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with alcohol this weekend.

As part of the agency's enforcement efforts to crackdown on drinking and driving this weekend, a sobriety checkpoint will be held on Friday, May 3. Members of the Sheriff's Office Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputies will be out on patrol and will be on alert for impaired motorists. If you are caught drinking and driving, you will be arrested. "Be responsible or risk a DUI," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. "If you are going to celebrate this weekend with alcohol, designate a sober driver before your celebration begins."

Sheriff Chapman also reminded residents that the Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer free Lyft rides from 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5 to 4 a.m. the following day, as part of the DC area SoberRide program. For more information on the program, please visit www.wrap.org/soberride.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office urges residents to take the following steps to have a safe weekend:
  • Plan a designated driver or a safe way home ahead of time.
  • If you are impaired, call a taxi or ride-hailing service, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
  • Immediately report any impaired drivers you see on our roadways to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
  • Wear your seatbelt!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Stumptown Road (Route 662) Closed to Through Traffic on Saturday, April 27

Stumptown Road (Route 662) between Loyalty Road (Route 665) and Newvalley Church Road (Route 663) will be closed to through traffic Saturday, April 27 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. for stormwater pipe replacement, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Residents and businesses within the closure area and emergency vehicles will have access to the closed portion of Stumptown Road; however, they will not be able to go beyond the point of pipe replacement in either direction.​
Through traffic will be detoured via Loyalty Road, Taylorstown Road (Route 663) and Newvalley Church Road back to Stumptown Road.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Plans Sobriety Checkpoint as Part of St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Enforcement

As part of the agency's enforcement efforts to crackdown on drinking and driving this St. Patrick's Day, a sobriety checkpoint will be held on Friday, March 15. Members of the Sheriff's Office Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint.

"Be responsible or risk a DUI," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. "If you are going to celebrate this weekend with alcohol, designate a sober driver before your celebration begins." Sheriff Chapmanalso reminded residents that the Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer free Lyft rides from 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17 to 4 a.m. the following day, as part of the DC area SoberRide program.

For more information visit www.wrap.org/soberride.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office urges residents to take the following steps to have a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day:
  • Plan a designated driver or a safe way home ahead of time.
  • If you are impaired, call a taxi or ride-hailing service, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
  • Immediately report any impaired drivers you see on our roadways to the LCSO.
  • Wear your seatbelt!

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputies will be out on patrol and will be on alert for impaired motorists. If you are caught drinking and driving, you will be arrested.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ride Free on Loudoun County Transit to Metro Stations March 4-30

Beginning Monday, March 4, and continuing through March 30, passengers will ride free on Loudoun County Transit buses that provide connections to the Wiehle-Reston East and West Falls Church Metrorail stations.

The free rides will be available on all Loudoun Transit routes that serve Metrorail stations. Bus schedules can be found online at www.loudoun.gov/bus-schedules.

The free bus rides are part of the ISHARE66 Commuter Choice program designed to reduce traffic congestion and promote alternative modes of transportation through the Interstate 66 corridor.

Anyone who currently drives alone to work on I-66 inside the Beltway may be eligible to receive other ISHARE66 commuter incentives by switching to a carpool, vanpool or transit. In addition to the free bus rides, other commuter incentives include:
  • $100 gasoline cards for new carpools;
  • $500 toward expenses for new vanpools; and
  • Up to $300 in Smartrip® cards for new premium commuter bus riders.

Details about the incentives are available at ishare66.org.

Anyone interested in exploring better ways to commute to work is encouraged to contact Loudoun County Commuter Services, which provides personalized trip planning for anyone looking to save time, money, or reduce the stress of commuting. More information is online at www.loudoun.gov/commute or by calling 703-771-5665.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Loudoun County Celebrates Completion of Claiborne Parkway

Loudoun County officials are celebrating the completion of another significant road project that will relieve traffic congestion: the completion of the missing link of Claiborne Parkway between Croson Lane and Ryan Road. ​
The project, which was managed by Loudoun County, constructed approximately 4,000 feet of a four-lane, median-divided roadway with a shared use path on one side of the road and a sidewalk on the other. There are also two traffic signals associated with the project.  ​
On Wednesday, members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors joined with other officials, Loudoun County government staff, members of the project team and members of the community for a ceremonial ribbon cutting.​
Claiborne Parkway is a north/south regional roadway, extending from Route 7 to Loudoun County Parkway. The new road segment, which is scheduled to open to traffic following the ribbon cutting ceremony, will allow motorists to travel directly to community facilities such as schools and Inova Hospital in Lansdowne. The new roadway will also relieve traffic on Belmont Ridge Road and other area roadways and provide alternate access to the Dulles South area in conjunction with the completion of Loudoun County Parkway and Route 606 projects.​
Construction on the project began in spring 2017. The total cost of the project was approximately $10.8 million.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Belmont Ridge Road (Route 659) Widening

Loudoun County officials are celebrating the completion of another major road improvement project that will help alleviate traffic congestion: the widening of Belmont Ridge Road (Route 659) from Gloucester Parkway to Hay Road. Members of the Board of Supervisors joined with representatives of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and others for a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday.

 

"In Loudoun County, we have found innovative ways to fund critical congestion-relieving projects for our residents," said Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall, who also serves as vice chair of NVTA. "I look forward to continuing our strong partnership with VDOT, NVTA and others to reduce traffic that ensures families can spend more quality time together."

 

The project reconstructed and widened a nearly two-mile segment of Belmont Ridge Road from two lanes to a four-lane, median-divided roadway with shared use paths on both sides of the roadway. Other improvements include:

  • A new bridge over the W&OD Trail, which improves the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians and equestrians who use the trail
  • A new parking lot for users of the W&OD Trail
  • Noise barriers for the Belmont Ridge and Belmont Forest communities
  • Traffic signal modifications.

 

"Projects like the Belmont Ridge Road widening are regionally impactful and illustrate the ongoing need to improve the region's multimodal transportation network," said Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Chairman Martin E. Nohe, who is also the Coles District Supervisor in Prince William County. "Northern Virginians will be able to travel more safely and easily and spend less time on the road, allowing them to get home to their families faster. It is amazing to see these congestion-relieving improvements that began more than two years ago come to fruition."

 

The road improvements will relieve traffic on Belmont Ridge Road and other area roadways as well as allow motorists to travel directly to community destinations such as libraries, schools, hospitals, the Brambleton Public Safety Center, and multiple retail and commercial establishments.  

 

"VDOT is proud of our strong partnership with Loudoun County, the NVTA, and our contractor community who is delivering another quality project for commuters and trail users in Northern Virginia," said VDOT Northern Virginia District Engineer Helen Cuervo.

 

The cost of the project currently totals approximately $52 million, including a combination of local, NVTA regional and state dollars. This is the first roadway project that NVTA fully reimbursed to Loudoun County. Funding expended to-date includes $30.8 million from Loudoun County, $20 million from NVTA, and $1.8 million from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The project was administered by VDOT. Final project costs will be reported in the coming months as the project's financial closeout takes place.

 

In conjunction with several other road roadway improvement projects, including the Route 7-659 interchange construction project, Belmont Ridge Road will eventually be a four-lane roadway from Route 7 to Evergreen Mills Road.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight, Friday, Nov. 2

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, Friday, Nov. 2, 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 sobriety checkpoint is a reminder to residents to make the smart choice, don't drink and drive," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. ​