Monday, June 27, 2016

Commissioner of the Revenue to End DMV Select Services June 30

Robert S. Wertz Jr., Loudoun's Commissioner of the Revenue, reminds residents that his office will end DMV Select Services Thursday, June 30
 
Wertz notified the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) earlier this year that he would not renew the agreement to maintain DMV Select Services in his Leesburg and Sterling offices due to the substantial increase in the DMV workload.
 
DMV Select workload has increased 50% since Fiscal Year 2014 and over 500% since 2006 when these services were first offered, with the most significant increases over the last two years. 
 
Wertz said he has been provided assurance from DMV that its DMV 2 Go mobile customer service center will continue to visit his Sterling office, according to its regular schedule, so that customers will still have access to convenient DMV service in the area. A complete listing of DMV office locations and hours, and schedule of dates for visits by DMV 2 Go may be found online at www.dmvnow.com.
 
Loudoun residents are encouraged to utilize DMV's online services, including vehicle registration renewal, driver/vehicle records requests, driver's license renewal, and plate purchases.
 
For a full list of DMV's online services, visit www.dmvnow.com/OnlineServices



 
 

Silver Line Small Area Plan Presentation and Workshop on June 29

Loudoun County will host a presentation and workshop on the Silver Line Small Area Plan from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, at Moorefield Station Elementary School, 22325 Mooreview Parkway in Ashburn.
 
The Silver Line Small Area Plan will update the county's land use plan and policies to guide future development of land surrounding the Ashburn and Loudoun Gateway Metrorail Stations planned for the area.
 
The June 29 meeting will build upon previous planning efforts and public workshops that took place in 2015 as part of the Silver Line Land Use Scenario Planning Study. Staff from the Department of Planning and Zoning will present the draft land use plan and land use concepts for the area. Attendees will be asked to provide feedback on the draft land use plan to help guide continued work on the Small Area Plan document.
 
The Board of Supervisors initiated a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM) for development of a Silver Line Small Area Plan in March 2016.
 
Preliminary plan information will be posted to the project webpage at www.loudoun.gov/silverlinecpam on or around June 22 so that members of the public can review the materials prior to the meeting. The webpage also includes maps of the Small Area Plan Boundary, information and summaries from previous workshops, and the final reports of the completed studies.
 
For more information contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246.  


 
 

Friday, June 24, 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.
 
Saturday, June 25
  • An event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Leesburg area. Roads that may be impacted include James Monroe Hwy (Rt. 15) and Tutt Ln.
  • An event will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Lucketts area. Lost Corner Road may be impacted. 
  • An event will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Broadlands area. Soave Drive will be closed between Northstar Blvd. and the eastern entrance to the parking garage.
 
Sunday, June 26
  • An event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Leesburg area. Roads that may be impacted include James Monroe Hwy (Rt. 15) and Tutt Ln.
 
Motorists are asked to please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and have a safe weekend.

 
 

Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride Bus Bays "F" & "G" to Close Temporarily Beginning July 5

The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project announces that on or about Tuesday, July 5, their crews will close Bus Bays "F" and "G" at the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride to allow utility work for the future Herndon Metrorail Station to continue.
 
The bus routes currently served by F & G will be relocated to other Bus Bays and to a new bus stop designated "T." Signage will be in place to direct commuters to their new Bus Bay locations.
 
The closure of Bus Bays "F" and "G" will remain in effect for approximately two weeks.
 
Once the utility work has been completed, Bus Bay "F" will be returned to service and Bus Bays "G" and "H" will be demolished to make way for additional construction work, including the Pedestrian Pavilion and bridge that will connect commuters at the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride to the future Herndon Metrorail Station currently under construction in the median of the Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH).
 
Visit www.dullesmetro.com/news-and-updates/press-releases/herndon-monroe-park-ride-bus-bays-f-g-to-close-temporarily-beginning-july-5/ to see a drawing of the affected areas.


 
 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Paving and Lane Closures for Russell Branch Parkway Project

Loudoun County officials announce final paving and striping work associated with the construction of the Russell Branch Parkway project from Ashburn Road to Ashburn Village Boulevard. 
 
Final paving and striping will be conducted weekdays beginning today, Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 30, weather permitting. The work will occur during daytime hours at the two project intersections: Ashburn Village Boulevard and Russell Branch Parkway and Ashburn Road and Russell Branch Parkway. 
 
The scheduled work will involve varying lane closures at both intersections. Lane closures will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday only. 
 
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will provide direction at the signalized intersection at Ashburn Village Boulevard and Russell Branch Parkway. Lane closures and flagging operations will be in place at both intersections for the final paving and striping work activities. Daytime construction work in the area of Russell Branch Parkway will also continue.
 
Motorists are advised to watch for signage, lane closures and police direction.
 
Questions about the project may be directed to Loudoun County's Construction Manager Gary Pozzouli at 571-258-3380.

 
 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight, Friday, June 17

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a joint sobriety checkpoint with the Virginia State Police tonight, Friday, June 17. The sobriety checkpoint will begin 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. 

 
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Input Sought at Ashburn Meeting on Widening Eastbound I-66 Inside the Beltway

I-66 commuters and other interested parties are invited to share their input and learn more about the planned widening of eastbound I-66 from the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) on-ramp to the Fairfax Drive exit at a meeting on Thursday.
 
The meeting will be held Thursday, June 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (presentation at 7:00 p.m.) at Cedar Lane Elementary School, 43700 Tolamac Drive in Ashburn.
 
The public meeting will feature "stations" with informative display boards staffed by knowledgeable project team members where attendees can learn and ask questions about the widening project. The meeting will also include a presentation addressing items such as the purpose of the widening project and the associated Environmental Assessment, as well as the preliminary project schedule and design concepts.
 
Previous public meetings focused on tolling and multimodal aspects of the I-66 Inside the Beltway Project, which will not be an emphasis of this week's meeting.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Weekend Events Could 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.
 
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, June 11
  • An event will be held from noon to 8 p.m. in the Leesburg area. Roads that may be impacted include James Monroe Hwy (Rt. 15) and Tutt Ln.
  • An event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the South Riding and Middleburg areas. The roads that may be impacted are John Mosby Hwy (Rt. 50) and Loudoun County Pkwy.
  • An event will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The roads that may be impacted include Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn Village Blvd., Ashbrook Place and Atwater Drive.
  • An event will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Lucketts area. The road that may be impacted is Lost Corner Rd.
 
Motorists are asked to please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and have a safe weekend. 


 
 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Date Range for Planned Signal Outage at Route 7 & 659 Interchange

Loudoun County officials announce a delay in the 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. 
 
Due to delayed delivery of utility service, modifications to the existing traffic signal will be ongoing through June 30. During this period, there will be a planned outage of the traffic signal. Initially, the work was to have concluded June 10.
 
Construction activity related to the signal work is generally scheduled to occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 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 & Capital Infrastructure at route7-659@loudoun.gov.  


 
 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Possible Weekend 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, June 4
  • A ½ marathon will be held from 5 a.m. to noon in the Hillsboro area. Roads that may be impacted include Mountain Road, Axline Road, Picnic Woods Road, Morrisonville Road, Legard Farm Road and Purcellville Road.
  • An event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hamilton area. Roads that may be impacted include Colonial Highway and all feeder roads from the Hamilton Public Safety Center to the Town Park. 
  • An event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Arcola area. The roads that may be impacted are Evergreen Mills Road at Founders Drive.
  • An event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Sterling area. Roads that may be impacted include Davis Drive and Sally Drive.
 
Sunday, June 5
  • An event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sterling area. Roads that may be impacted include West Holly Avenue.
 
Motorists are asked to please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and have a safe weekend.