Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lowes Island Area Traffic and Parking Restrictions Continue

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents that a major golf tournament in Loudoun County this week will limit traffic in the Lowes Island area and current Homeowners Association (HOA) parking restrictions will be enforced in neighborhoods surrounding Trump National Golf Club. Between today, Wednesday, May 24 and Sunday, May 28, residents should expect increased vehicle traffic, including shuttle buses, as well as pedestrian traffic for the 2017 Senior PGA Championship.


Those planning on attending the golf tournament are advised that there will be no general parking onsite at Trump National Golf Club, located on Lowes Island Boulevard. Attendees are asked to park at the Purple Economy Parking Lot at Dulles International Airport (IAD); tournament organizers are providing shuttle services from the airport lot to the event.  The shuttle service will run from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 6:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; and 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.


Only local traffic and local services will be allowed into the community surrounding the golf club. The entrance points for local traffic will be at the intersections of Lowes Island Boulevard and Dunkirk Square and Lowes Island Boulevard at Tappahannock Place.


Local traffic must have their resident hang tags that were provided to them by their HOA, or government issued identification card with a local address within the affected communities, to enter beyond this area.  Residents are encouraged to ensure they have their resident hang tags clearly displayed in their vehicles or are carrying a government issued identification card.


Members of the Virginia State Police will also be conducting traffic control at the intersections of Lowes Island Boulevard and Algonkian Parkway and Whitewater Drive and Algonkian Parkway. Loudoun County Sheriff's Deputies will also monitor traffic-related issues around schools in the immediate area of the event.  Please follow all law enforcement direction.


"No event parking" signage will be placed at entrances in the area and unlawful parking will not be permitted. Local residents with questions regarding parking limitations and other restrictions within their community should contact their local HOA. 


To monitor traffic-related incidents in the area, please sign up to Alert Loudoun at http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/alertloudoun and select Loudoun Traffic and Road Closures.  Residents seeking information on the 2017 Senior PGA Championship should visit http://SRPGA.com.


  


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Part of Gloucester Parkway at Belmont Ridge Road Closed May 19-22

Loudoun County officials reminder motorists of an upcoming planned closure of a section of Gloucester Parkway at Belmont Ridge Road.


The Gloucester Parkway weekend closure is set to begin Friday, May 19, at 9 p.m. and is expected to last until 5 a.m. Monday, May 22.  During that time, construction activity will be conducted in 12-hour shifts night and day until the work required to connect Gloucester Parkway to the future southbound lanes of Belmont Ridge Road is completed.  


The Gloucester Parkway closure will extend from Belmont Ridge Road east to Alexandra's Grove Drive and Tournament Parkway. Detours will be set up to maintain traffic north and south of Gloucester Parkway allowing traffic intended to access Belmont Ridge Road from westbound Gloucester Parkway or traffic intended to access Gloucester Parkway eastbound from Belmont Ridge Road to circumvent the road closure. 


The closure is necessary to shift traffic onto the future southbound lanes of Belmont Ridge Road and connect Gloucester Parkway to the new temporary traffic pattern. The work is related to the Route 7-Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) interchange construction.  


Loudoun County officials encourage the traveling public to avoid the area during the weekend construction activity.


A map of the detour routes as well as more information about the Route 7/659 interchange project can be found at www.loudoun.gov/route7-659.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dulles Greenway 2017 Drive for Charity

The Dulles Greenway's Drive for Charity is Thursday, May 18. This year's one-day revenues from the drive benefits six charities and the Dulles Greenway Scholarship program.
 
  • The March of Dimes (National Capital Area chapter)
  • Every Citizen Has Opportunities (ECHO)
  • Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS)
  • FreshAir/Full Care
  • Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
  • Loudoun Free Clinic
  • Dulles Greenway Citizenship Award

To learn more about the Drive for Charity and the organizations it benefits, visit www.dullesgreenway.com/drive-for-charity

Friday, May 5, 2017

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

  • A 5K race will be held on May 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Brambleton area. Roads that may be impacted include Sacred Mountain Street, Northstar Blvd., Mattingly Drive, Great Berkhamsted Dr and Chaffee Cir.
  • An event will be held on May 6 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the South Riding area. Roads that may be impacted include: Riding Center Drive, Unicorn Drive and Mandolin Drive.
  • An event will be held on May 6 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Ashburn area. Roads that may be impacted include: Exchange Street and Thorndike Street.


Sunday

  • A 5K/10K will be held on May 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Brambleton area. Roads that may be impacted include: North Star Blvd., Creighton Road, Olympia Drive, Courtland Park Drive, Regal Wood Drive, Soave Drive.
  • An event will be held on May 7 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.
  • A 5K will be held on May 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 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 will be held on May 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Sterling area. Roads that may be impacted include: Palisades Parkway, Potomac View Road, Broadmore Drive, Cascades Parkway and Esterbrook Circle.
  • A 5K/10K will be held on May 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 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.


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

  


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Planned Signal Outage Scheduled for Belmont Ridge Road and Gloucester Parkway

Loudoun County officials announce an upcoming planned signal outage at the intersection of Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) and Gloucester Parkway associated with the Route 7/659 interchange construction.


From now through approximately May 5, modifications will be made to the existing traffic signal.  During this period, there will be a planned outage of the traffic signal on or about Thursday, May 4, for the temporary relocation of the traffic controller.


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.  On or about Thursday, May 4, the work will require the signal to be shut down.


The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will be onsite to manage traffic control and notifications while the signal is out of service, which will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


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 mailto:mailto:route7-659@loudoun.gov.

  


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Loudoun County Breaks Ground on Missing Link of Mooreview Parkway

Today, Loudoun County officials celebrated the start of construction of a missing link of Mooreview Parkway, which will serve as an important connection for the community.


The new road segment, located between Croson Lane and Old Ryan Road, will provide access to Moorefield Station Elementary School as well as to the future Moorefield Community Park and the future Ashburn Silver Line Metrorail Station.


Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors were among those on hand today, Tuesday, April 18, for a ceremonial groundbreaking, marking the start of construction of a four-lane, median-divided roadway that will have a shared use path on one side of the road and a sidewalk on the other.


The total cost of the project, which is expected to be completed in the spring of 2018, is $9.6 million. In January, the county awarded a contract for construction of the road to William A. Hazel, Inc. for $4.3 million.


Information about Loudoun County's many other capital projects, including transportation improvements and public facilities, may be found at www.loudoun.gov/underconstruction.

  


Friday, April 14, 2017

Sobriety Checkpoint on April 14

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, Friday, April 14, beginning shortly after 10 p.m. 


"The sobriety checkpoint is a reminder to residents to make the smart choice, don't drink and drive," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight, March 17

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is urging motorists to plan a designated driver or a safe way home if you choose to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with alcohol.


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 17. 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 Chapman also reminded residents that the Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer free Lyft rides from 4 p.m. Friday, March 17, to 4 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, as part of the DC area SoberRide program. For more information on the program, 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 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!

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.