Thursday, September 18, 2014

Traffic Shift on Ft. Evans Road and Riverside Parkway

Loudoun County officials announce the shifting of traffic within the Fort Evans Road Phase II and Riverside Parkway project limits. The shift is scheduled to occur on or about Monday, September 22. The exact date of the lane shift may change due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.

The shifting for the east and west bound lanes will take place on Ft. Evans Road beginning from east of Sentinel Drive through the River Creek Parkway intersection onto Riverside Parkway to west of the Upper Meadow Drive/Kingsport Drive intersection on Riverside Parkway.  The work will consist of shifting eastbound and westbound lanes on to the new pavement to the south of existing pavement. This shift will commence Phase II of construction.

Message boards will be operating and traffic routing will be adjusted to accommodate the traffic shift. While the actual traffic shift will occur late at night during off-peak traffic hours, commuters will experience the changed traffic conditions during the morning hours.

All residents and commuters are advised to pay special attention to traffic signs, message boards, flaggers and the construction crew.

Questions about the project may be directed to Loudoun County Construction Manager Vikram Dogra at Vikram.Dogra@loudoun.gov or 703-737-8532.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Loudoun County Launches New Online Interactive Map for Route 28 Corridor

Loudoun County’s new Route 28 Optional Overlay Zoning Districts have been mapped. Property owners within the Route 28 Corridor now have an additional development option for their property.

An online interactive map has been created to assist in identifying a property’s applicable Route 28 Optional Overlay District. The interactive map at www.loudoun.gov/route28 allows users of the Loudoun County website to identify a property’s applicable Optional Overlay District. Users can find a property’s applicable district by zooming to the property’s location and then clicking on the respective parcel.

A window will display the parcel identification number and the respective Optional Overlay District. The Legend also identifies the Route 28 Optional Overlay Districts by color.

More information on the Route 28 Optional Overlay zoning districts, including a link to the Route 28 Zoning Regulations, is available online at www.loudoun.gov/route28.


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's Try Transit Week

Loudoun County commuters are encouraged to pledge to try a form of transit during the sixth statewide “Try Transit Week in Virginia,” ongoing this week, September 15-19.

Participants can pledge to try transit, learn more about transit options in their area, and enter to win a one-year transit pass to the Virginia transit operator of their choice at www.trytransitweek.org.

Try Transit Week is a good time to discover new alternatives to your commute and how to get around while saving time, money and energy. In Loudoun County, commuters can take advantage of the Loudoun County Commuter Bus Service, which provides service to Rosslyn, the Pentagon, Crystal City and Washington, D.C.; the Metro Connection Bus Service, which provides service from Loudoun County to the Metro’s Silver Line and Orange Line stations; the Local, Fixed-Route Bus Service, and Paratransit Bus Service.

According to the American Public Transportation Association, the average household spends 18 cents of every dollar on transportation, and 94 percent of that goes to common car expenses. Using transit helps reduce these expenses, such as gas and tune ups, which can save the average family up to $10,000 a year.

To find out more about transit options in Loudoun County, visit www.loudoun.gov/transit.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Possible Traffic Delays During Weekend Events

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is advising residents of several weekend events that may cause traffic delays in various areas of the county.

This evening, a 5k race will take place in the Lansdowne area between 3-8 p.m. Motorists may find some delays on Woodbridge Parkway.

On Saturday, a half-marathon will take place in the Lucketts area between 4:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Roads impacted include Lucketts Road, Lost Corner Road and St. Clair Lane. Residents who live in this area should be advised that Chapel Lane and Spinks Ferry Road are being used as a detour route.

On Sunday, a triathlon will take place along the Washington and Old Dominion Trail between Herndon and Ashburn. The event will be held from 6:30-9:30 a.m. and may impact Sterling Boulevard, Ruritan Circle and Smith Switch Circle.

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



 
 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sheriff's Office Advises of Possible Traffic Delays This Weekend

 The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is advising residents of several weekend events that may cause traffic delays in various areas of the county.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, a charity ride will take place between 1-4 p.m. and will impact Snickersville Turnpike. Also on Saturday, an event in South Riding between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. may cause delays in the area of Tall Cedars Parkway and Riding Center Drive.

A 5k race on Sunday at Redskins Park may cause delays on Loudoun County Parkway, Gloucester Parkway, Marblehead Drive, Smith Switch Road and Beaumeade Circle between 6-9 a.m.

 
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office encourages motorists to be patient, drive safely and follow any and all law enforcement directions. 

 

Hours to Change for I-95/395 HOV Lanes Reversal Starting Monday, Sept. 8

Beginning on or about Monday, September 8, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will change the reversal times of the I-95/I-395 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to their regular hours during weekdays, to accommodate rush-hour traffic flow.

The I-95/395 HOV lanes will remain open to northbound traffic until 11 a.m. and will reopen to southbound traffic by no later than 1:00 p.m.

The HOV lanes' reversible operations have been following a modified schedule during the last two months, to allow the lanes to open one hour earlier for southbound traffic. This schedule change was necessary to help ease congestion on I-95 South, which was intensified due to heavy summer construction work.

Major construction remains underway along Northern Virginia's heavily-traveled I-95/395 corridor, requiring lane closures with potential traffic impacts. The 95 Express Lanes project, which spans from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to just north of Edsall Road on I-395 in Alexandria, is in its final months of construction, and is scheduled to open in early 2015.

Additionally, work is fully ramped up on the I-95 Shoulder Improvement project in Prince William County, as well as the I-395 North Auxiliary Lane project in Alexandria.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Loudoun County Debuts Interactive Project Status Map

Have you ever driven by a road or building under construction in Loudoun County and wondered ... "What's going on with that?"


Well, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced yesterday that Loudoun County has developed an online map and database that will provide answers to your questions.

 

The interactive map at www.loudoun.gov/underconstruction is designed to keep Loudoun County residents updated on the status of the county's capital infrastructure projects. The map allows users of the county website to check on the progress of a wide range of capital projects, including active projects in the county's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) as well as planned projects. 

 

The type of projects displayed on the map include roads and bridges, interchanges and intersections, sidewalks and trails, transit projects, public safety facilities, parks, schools and more.  

 

Users can search for information by project name or type.  Clicking on a map pin will bring up a brief description of the project. The "More Info" link will provide a detailed project status report which is updated quarterly. The detailed report also provides project contact information if you need to request additional information. There is also a "Zoom to" feature which will display road and neighborhood details.  

 

More information, including a link to the map, is available online at www.loudoun.gov/underconstruction.

 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mobile DMV at Eastern Loudoun Station Today

The DMV 2 Go mobile customer service center is at the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Eastern Loudoun Station today, Tuesday, September 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Eastern Loudoun Station is located at 46620 East Frederick Drive in Sterling.
 
The mobile customer service center allows residents to apply for or renew your ID card (available for adults and children), apply for or renew your driver's license, update your DMV information, obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, and transcripts, order disabled parking placards or plates, apply for certified copies of VA birth certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders and other services.
 
DMV 2 Go is a fleet of five mobile customer service centers ready to bring DMV services to Virginians at convenient locations. For more information and the services provided, visit www.dmvNOW.com


 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Possible Weekend Traffic Delays

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is advising residents of two weekend events that may cause traffic delays in the Ashburn and Leesburg area.
 
On Saturday, an event in Brambleton may cause delays on Northstar Boulevard, Shreveport Drive, Riding Reins Terrace, Christina Ridge Square, Grahams Stable Square, Epperson Square and Boca Field Terrace. The event is being held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
 
Also on Saturday, expect increased traffic in Leesburg on West Market Street, Fairview Street and Old Waterford Road (in the Town of Leesburg) for an event at Morven Park. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
Motorists are asked to please be patient, drive safely and follow all law-enforcement direction. Also, be mindful that this is the Labor Day holiday weekend, which means many residents will be traveling so please use extra caution and patience when traveling.