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.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Route 7 Westbound Lane Closures at River Creek Parkway

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reports that the right through lane and the beginning of the right exit lane of westbound Route 7 at River Creek Parkway will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for slope repairs.
 
Westbound Route 7 traffic will still be able to exit onto River Creek Parkway during the work, which is weather permitting.
                       
Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes. 

Nighttime Closures Begin Tonight on Dulles Toll Road at Route 7

Starting tonight, nighttime lane closures, including intermittent full closures, on the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Airport Access Road at Route 7 will occur over the next several weeks to remove beams from the old Route 7 overpass, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

 

Single-lane and multi-lane closures on the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Airport Access Road will take place each night between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. There will also be total stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes at a time each night between midnight and 5 a.m.

 

The schedule is as follows, weather permitting:

 

·         Monday night, July 17 – Thursday night, July 20: Eastbound Dulles Toll Road

·         Wednesday night, July 26 – Friday night, July 28: Eastbound Dulles Airport Access Road

·         Tuesday night, August 1 – Thursday night, August 3: Westbound Dulles Airport Access Road

·         Monday night, August 14 – Friday night, August 18: Westbound Dulles Toll Road

 

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

 

The work is part of the Route 7 over Dulles Toll Road project, which is scheduled for completion in spring 2018.


 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Lane Closures and Detours Tonight on the Dulles Toll Road, Dulles International Airport Access Highway, Dulles Greenway and Surrounding Roads

Nighttime construction activities will take place this evening, Friday, July 14, causing lane closures and detours on the Dulles Toll Road, Dulles International Airport Access Highway, Dulles Greenway and surrounding roads.

 

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


 

Dulles Toll Road West

When:   Friday, July 14, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Left lane closure

Where:  From mile marker 3.8 to 3.4 (from approximately 4/10 mile after the Fairfax County Parkway overpass to just beyond the Van Buren Street overpass)

Why:     Civil work

 

Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) East

When:   Friday, July 14, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Ramp closed

Where:  From Saarinen Circle/eastbound DIAAH to Aviation Drive. Follow detour.

Why:     Aerial guideway construction

 

Aviation Drive East             

When:   Friday, July 14, 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Right lane closed

Where:  Between the ramps to and from the eastbound and westbound DIAAH

Why:     Aerial guideway construction

 

Sunrise Valley Drive West

When:   Friday, July 14, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Flagging operation

Where:  At intersection of Sunrise Valley Drive and Roark Drive

Why:     Utility work

 

Dulles Greenway East

When:   Friday, July 14, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

What:    Two right lanes closed

Where:  From mile marker 10 to 12.0 (from 5/10 mile before the Broad Run bridge to 4/10 mile before the main line toll booth)

Why:    Aerial guideway construction



 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Loudoun County to Hold Town Hall on Draft TransAction Regional Transportation Plan

As the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) seeks public comment on its draft TransAction plan, Loudoun County will hold a town hall to provide the community with information about the plan and associated project list.

The town hall is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The town hall will consist of an open house from 5-6 p.m. in the lobby of the government center followed by a public information meeting from 6-7 p.m. in the Board Room.

Loudoun County is a member of NVTA, which is overseeing TransAction, a long range transportation development plan aimed at improving the regional transportation network in Northern Virginia. The plan identifies 18 regional corridors which encompass more than 350 projects as potential candidates for future transportation investments. The list includes 95 projects that would impact Loudoun. There are 80 road projects and 15 transit-related projects. Many projects include multiple features, such as bike and pedestrian, traffic demand management or intelligent transportation systems, which uses technology to improve how transportation systems operate. In June 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved a list of projects to be submitted to the NVTA for inclusion in the TransAction plan. 

TransAction is expected to be adopted by NVTA later this year and will be used to develop NVTA's inaugural six-year program covering the Fiscal Year 2018-2023 period. The TransAction update is the mechanism through which approximately $1.5 billion will be allocated to regional transportation improvements from FY 2018-2023. Under the transportation funding bill adopted by the Virginia General Assembly in 2013, projects must be in the NVTA's long range transportation plan in order to qualify for regional revenue funding.

While NVTA member jurisdictions such as Loudoun are holding public information meetings about the plan, the NVTA is accepting public comment through July 23, by email, by phone, online and in person at its open house and public hearing. The open house begins at 5:30 p.m. and the public hearing begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 13, at 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, in Fairfax.

More information about TransAction and how to submit comments directly to NVTA, may be found at www.NVTATransAction.org.

More information about the Loudoun County projects that are proposed for inclusion in TransAction may be found at www.loudoun.gov/NVTA.


 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lane Closures and Detours Tonight, Tuesday, July 11

Nighttime construction activities will take tonight, Tuesday, July 11, causing lane closures and detours on the Dulles International Airport Access Highway, Dulles Toll Road, Dulles Greenway, and surrounding roads. All work is weather permitting.

Drivers are asked to use caution, remain attentive to all signage, barricades and speed limits, and obey all police and flagger instructions.

Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) East
When:   Tuesday, July 11, 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:   Tuesday, July 11, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What:    Full closure
Where:  From mile marker 1.6 to 1.1 Saarinen Circle (from 9/10 mile past the Centreville Road overpass to 1/10 mile past the Route 28 overpass.
Why:    Aerial guideway construction

Dulles Toll Road West
When:   Tuesday, July 11, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What:    Left lane closure
Where:  From mile marker 3.8 to 3.4 (from approximately 4/10 mile after the Fairfax County Parkway overpass to just beyond the Van Buren Street overpass)
Why:     Civil work

Autopilot Drive North
When:   Tuesday, July 11, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What:    Right lane closed
Where:  Between Rudder Road and Materials Road
Why:     Aerial guideway construction

Sunrise Valley Drive West
When:   Tuesday, July 11, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What:    Flagging operation
Where:  At intersection of Sunrise Valley Drive and Roark Drive
Why:     Utility work
 
Dulles Greenway East
When:   Tuesday, July 11, 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

Monday, July 10, 2017

County Opens New Stone Ridge II Park and Ride Lot in the Dulles South Area

Today, Monday, July 10, Dulles South commuter buses began departing from the new Stone Ridge II park and ride lot, a 300-space park and ride lot located at 24281 Millstream Drive in Aldie, less than two blocks west of the existing Stone Ridge lot.


The new park and ride triples the capacity of the existing lot and adds amenities such as bike lockers and bus shelters. The lot also is walkable from the Stone Ridge community.


Bus Route Details

  • All morning Dulles South buses, except 208 and 209W, will depart from the new 300-space park and ride lot known as Stone Ridge II starting Monday, July 10, 2017.
  • Routes 208 and 209W will continue to depart from the 100-space Stone Ridge park and ride lot (located at 24499 Millstream Drive in Aldie).
  • Details on the route changes, updated schedules for Dulles South routes, and maps of both Stone Ridge lots may be found at www.loudoun.gov/BusChanges.
  • For questions or more information, email the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure at rideshare@loudoun.gov or call 703-771-5665.

Stone Ridge II is the third Transform I-66 Multimodal project for the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) to begin operations. NVTC approved more than $1.9 million for Loudoun County to cover construction of the park and ride lot and two years of operating costs to run express bus service from Stone Ridge to the McPherson Square Metrorail station in Washington, D.C.


For more information about commuting options in Loudoun County, visit www.loudoun.gov/commute.


About NVTC
NVTC is the lead agency for Transform I-66 Multimodal, which uses toll revenue from the VDOT Transform 66 Inside the Beltway program to fund multimodal projects in five Northern Virginia jurisdictions. The projects will increase travel choices and travel-time reliability for drivers and transit riders alike by improving transit service and enhancing transportation connections along the I-66 corridor. More information is available online at www.novatransit.org/i66multimodal.



 

Friday, June 30, 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.

Friday, June 30
An event will be held from 5-6 p.m. in the South Riding area. The roads impacted include: Center Street, Upper Clubhouse Drive, Lighthouse Place, Maple Cross Street and Chilmark Drive.

Saturday, July 1
•An event will be held from 8-11 a.m. in the Hillsboro area. Roads impacted include:
*  Rt. 9/Charles Town Pike (closed between Rt. 287/Berlin Turnpike & Rt. 671/Harpers Ferry Road)
*  Rt. 690/Mountain Road & Hillsboro Road
*  Rt. 719/Cider Mill Road
*  Gaver Mill Road (closed between Hillsboro Road & Rt. 9/Charles Town Pike)
•An event will be held from 5-11 p.m. in the Lucketts area. The roads that may be impacted is Lost Corner Road.
•An event will be held from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Hillsboro area. Roads impacted include Charles Town Pike (Rt. 9) and Hillsboro Road (Rt. 690) and Mountain Road.

Sunday, July 2
•An event will be held from 3-11 p.m. in the Lansdowne area.  Roads that may be impacted are Woodridge Parkway and Deerfield Avenue.

Monday, July 3
•An event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Lovettsville area. Roads impacted include Milltown Road, Lovettsville Road, East Broad Way and South Loudoun Street.

Tuesday, July 4
•An event will be held from 9-11 a.m. in the Leesburg area. Road impacted is King Street from Battlefield Pkwy to Catoctin Circle.
•An event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Purcellville area. Road impacted is Main Street from Nursery Avenue to Maple Avenue.
•An event will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Lincoln area. Road impacted is Lincoln Road from Lincoln Elementary to Goose Creek Friends Meeting House.
•An event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Waterford area. Roads impacted include Second Street, Factory Street and Main Street.
•An event will be held from 7-11 p.m. in the Purcellville area. Road impacted is East Loudoun Street (Business Rt. 7).

Wednesday, July 5
•An event will be held from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Ashburn area. Roads impacted include Ashburn Village Blvd (and all feeder streets) between Gloucester Parkway and Farmwell Road.

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


 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Concrete Deliveries This Week May Impact Traffic


The following construction deliveries are scheduled for today, Monday June 26 through Friday, June 30 in support of the MWAA Rail Yard and Maintenance Facility project.


The construction deliveries will be made to the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Rail Yard and Maintenance Facility along U.S. Route 606 (Old Ox Road) and Mercure Circle as detailed below, and may impact traffic in the area.

 

WHAT: Stone delivery (20 trucks) of ballast material at the layup yard.

WHEN: Monday - Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

HOW: Trucks will travel from Chantilly, coming from Route 50, North on Old Ox Rd/Rt. 606 to the project site.  


WHAT: Concrete delivery (10 trucks) for installation at the site track slab, including a 36m pump truck.

WHEN: Tuesday between the hours of 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

HOW: Trucks will travel from the Titan batch plant along Old Ox Rd/Rt. 606 to the project site. 


WHAT: Concrete delivery (20 trucks) for installation at the Transportation & Police Building Deck, including a Z Boom pump truck.

WHEN: Wednesday between the hours of 1 a.m. to 8 a.m.

HOW: Trucks will travel from the Titan batch plant along Old Ox Rd/Rt. 606 to the project site. 

 

WHAT: Precast Panel delivery (8 trucks) in 45 minute increments for installation at the Maintenance of Way Building.

WHEN: Monday - Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

HOW: Trucks will travel from Winchester VA, East on Route 7, South on 28, and West along Old Ox Rd/Rt. 606 to the project site, making the U-Turn at Mercure Circle to make the right into the jobsite. 

 

WHAT: Rail delivery (4 80' trucks) to be installed in the Maintenance of Way Track.

WHEN: Monday - Tuesday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

HOW: Trucks will travel from Allentown, PA,  South on 15, East on 267, South  on Route 606/ Old Ox Rd, and will have to turn around at Mercure Circle to make the right into the jobsite. 

 

WHAT: Turnout delivery (3 trucks) for installation in the yard lead track.

WHEN: Monday between the hours of 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

HOW: Trucks will  travel from Reading, PA, West on 267, South on Route 606/Old Ox Rd, and will have to turn around at Mercure Circle to make the right into the jobsite.