Friday, April 29, 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.
  • A 5k run will he held on Saturday, April 30 from 7-10 p.m. in the South Riding area. Roads that may be impacted include Riding Center Drive, Unicorn Drive, Flemming Drive, Lemontree Place and Bradshaw Drive.
  • A 5k run will he held on Sunday, May 1 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sterling area. Roads that may be impacted include Pacific Blvd., Dresden Street, Broderick Drive and Prentice Drive.
  • A 5k/10k run will he held on Sunday, May 1 from 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the Ashburn area. Roads that may be impacted include Ashburn Village Blvd., Fincastle Drive, Gloucester Parkway, Tavern Drive, Bruceton Mills Circle, Cheltenham Circle and Ringold Drive.
  • An event in Middleburg on Sunday, May 1 from noon to 6 p.m. may impact traffic on the roads to and from Glenwood Park.
 
Motorists are asked to please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and to have a safe weekend.

 
 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bike to Work Day Registration Continues

Loudoun County continues to gear up for Bike to Work Day on May 20, with ongoing registration for the event and a bicycling information program scheduled for the Ashburn Library May 5.
 
Anyone interested in participating in the 2016 Bike to Work Day event scheduled for Friday, May 20, is encouraged to register by May 10, in order to receive a free T-shirt. Those who register ahead for the free event also will be eligible for a chance to win a bicycle and other prizes. New and experienced bicycle commuters are invited to register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling 800-745-RIDE (800-745-7433). 
 
Loudoun County hosts two local pit stops where registrants can pick-up their free T-shirts, receive giveaways, enjoy refreshments, and win prizes. All registrants will be entered into a regional bicycle raffle.
 
Also, the Ashburn Library will host a bicycling information program Thursday, May 5, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Staff from Loudoun County's Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure will discuss Bike to Work Day as well as trails, routes and bicycle-related projects, including planned bike connections to the new Metro stations in Loudoun. BikeLoudoun founder Pat Turner will be a featured speaker. The Ashburn Library is located at 43316 Hay Road in Ashburn.
 
More information about Bike to Work Day is available by calling 703-737-8044. Information also is online at www.loudoun.gov/biketowork.


 
 

Friday, April 15, 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 on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17. 
     
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's Events
  • A 5k will be held in the area Route 50 at Tall Cedars Parkway from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. Roads that may be impacted include Tall Cedars Parkway, Eastgate View Drive, Edgewater Street and Pleasant Valley Road.
  • A 5k in Brambleton will be held from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Roads that may be impacted include North Star Boulevard, Creighton Road, Olympia Drive and Soave Drive.
  • A parade in Sterling will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Roads that may be impacted include Church Road, N. Aspen Avenue, and W. Holly Avenue. The parade route is from Sterling Elementary School to Sterling Middle School.
  • A nonprofit bicycle ride will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday morning in Loudoun County. Roads that may be impacted include Sterling Boulevard, Smith Switch Road, Ashburn Road, Belmont Ridge Road and Cochran Mill Road. The ride will travel the Washington and Old Dominion Trail from Herndon to the Douglass Community Center in Leesburg, before traveling back to Herndon.
  • A parade in Lovettsville will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday.  Roads that will be impacted include E. Broad Way and S. Loudoun Street. The parade route is from the Lovettsville Community Center to the Lovettsville Elementary School.
  • A parade in Ashburn will be held Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Roads that may be impacted include Irongate Way, Windmill Drive and Ashburn Farm Parkway. The parade route is from St. Theresa's Catholic Church to Crittendon Park.
 
Sunday's Events
  • An 8k and half-marathon will be held from 6:15-11:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 17 in Ashburn. Roads that may be impacted include Ashburn Road, Ashburn Farm Parkway, Windmill Drive, Claiborne Parkway, Waxpool Road, Smith Switch Road, Gloucester Parkway, Ashburn Village Boulevard, Hemingway Drive and Faulkner Parkway.
  • An event will be held at Oatlands on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect additional traffic on Route 15 during this time.
If you will be in any of these areas at the times referenced, please be patient, drive safely, follow all law-enforcement direction and have a safe weekend.    

 
 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Night Work, Lane Closures Scheduled Next Week for Ashburn Village Boulevard

Loudoun County officials announce that night work and lane closures will occur Thursday, April 14, and Sunday April 17 through Tuesday, April 19, on Ashburn Village Boulevard at the intersection of Russell Branch Parkway. 
 
The scheduled night work will involve varying lane closures between Ashbrook Commons Plaza and Courtland Drive and on Russell Branch Parkway westbound at the Ashburn Village Boulevard intersection.  Lane closures will occur between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for the purpose of safely conducting milling, base and intermediate paving and temporary striping work.
 
Traffic travelling southbound on Ashburn Village Boulevard will follow a detour to travel eastbound onto Russell Branch Parkway.  Additionally, traffic travelling westbound on Russell Branch Parkway will follow a detour to travel southbound onto Ashburn Village Boulevard.  The detours are anticipated for the second and third nights of work, weather permitting.  Daytime work in the area of Russell Branch Parkway will also continue.
 
Motorists are advised to watch for signage, lane closures and police direction throughout the work period.

 
 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lovettsville Road Closure/Detour Today, Thursday, March 31

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Lovettsville Road between Downey Mill Road and Taylorstown Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Thursday, March 31, for pipe replacement.
 
Traffic will be detoured via Downey Mill Road, Booth Road and Taylorstown Road back to Lovettsville Road.
 
Message boards and signage alerting motorists to the closure are in place on Lovettsville Road.

 
 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Loudoun County Forming Focus Groups for Transit Development Plan

Loudoun County is asking current and potential transit riders to participate in focus groups as part of the development of a Transit Development Plan (TDP).
 
The TDP is a six-year plan that will guide the county's bus operations beyond 2020 when Phase 2 of the Metrorail Silver Line is scheduled to open in Loudoun.
 
Loudoun County Transit provides public transportation within Loudoun County and to selected commuting locations. Services include:
  • Commuter Bus Service:  Peak period bus service from park and ride lots within Loudoun to the Washington, D.C. region. 
  • Local Bus Service:  Fixed route bus service within Loudoun County and to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station. 
  • Metro Connection:  Bus service to/from Loudoun to/from the West Falls Church and Wiehle-Reston East Metro stations.
  • Paratransit:  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - mandated bus service for persons with disabilities.
More information about development of the TDP and how to participate in a focus group is online at www.loudoun.gov/DriveLCT.

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Registration Now Open for Bike to Work Day

Registration is open for Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. New and experienced bicycle commuters are invited to register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling 800-745-RIDE (800-745-7433).  All registrants will be entered into a regional bicycle raffle.
 
Bike to Work Day celebrates a clean, healthy and fun way to get to work at more than 80 pit stops throughout the metropolitan Washington region.
 
Loudoun County hosts two local pit stops where registrants can pick-up free T-shirts, receive giveaways, enjoy refreshments and win prizes. The Loudoun County pit stops are adjacent to the Washington and Old Dominion Trail in:
  • Leesburg at Raflo Park on Harrison Street, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Sterling, just east of Route 28, at Ruritan Road behind Orbital ATK from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
 
This free Bike to Work Day event is coordinated regionally by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections, a program of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The local festivities are planned by Loudoun County Commuter Services. 
 
Promotional materials, including posters and rack cards, for anyone interested in participating in the event are available by calling Judy Galen of Loudoun County Commuter Services at 703-737-8044. More information also is online at www.loudoun.gov/biketowork.



 
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Average Ashburn Commute Time

Check out this recent Ashburn Patch article that took a look at commute times in Ashburn. They include a look at the 2014 American Community Survey based on a 5-year estimate and a neat comparison chart.