Monday, December 11, 2017

Traffic Shift Planned for Waxpool Road

Loudoun County officials today announced an upcoming traffic shift on Waxpool Road from Ashburn Village Boulevard to Unbridled Way as part of the Waxpool Road expansion project.

The traffic shift will begin on or about Wednesday, Dec. 20.

The two existing lanes of traffic on Waxpool Road will be shifted to the north side of the road within the work zone limits. For more details, see this map.

As work is completed on the south side, traffic will shift accordingly and new lanes will open at the completion of the project, which is currently planned for early 2018.

Questions about the project may be directed to Loudoun County's Construction Manager Kent Marrs at Kent.Marrs@loudoun.gov or 571-258-3182. 


 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekend Events May Cause Traffic Issues

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.

  • An event in Hillsboro on Saturday, Dec. 9 may impact travel between noon and 7 p.m. in the town. Roads that may be impacted include Rt. 9 through the town and part of Stony Point Road.  Please watch for additional pedestrian traffic throughout town.
  • The Annual Christmas in Purcellville Parade will impact traffic in the downtown area between 11:30 a.m. on 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
  • The annual Christmas and Holiday Parade in Leesburg will impact traffic in the downtown area between 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
  • A 5K run on Sunday, Dec. 10 may impact traffic in the Ashburn area between 8-11 a.m. Roads impacted may include Broadlands Boulevard, Claiborne Parkway, Waxpool Road, Truro Parrish Road and Glebe View Road.

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


 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Planned Night Lane Closures at Route 7/Belmont Ridge Road

Loudoun County officials have announced upcoming planned night lane closures of Route 7 at the Route7-659 (Belmont Ridge Road) interchange project. The closures are necessary to remove temporary bridge overhang material and an eastbound overhead sign. 

The removal of the temporary bridge overhang material and overhead sign affecting eastbound lanes on Route 7 is planned to begin Sunday night, Dec. 10, and will continue nightly until Friday morning, Dec. 15.  Single and double lane closures, as required, are set to begin at 10 p.m. and all lanes will be open to traffic by 5 a.m. the following morning.  

The removal of the temporary bridge overhang material affecting the westbound lanes on Route 7 is planned to begin Sunday night, Dec. 17, and will continue nightly until Friday morning, Dec. 22.  Single and double lane closures, as required, are set begin at 10 p.m. and all lanes will be open to traffic by 5 a.m. the following morning.  

This work is not expected to require a complete closure of Route 7 in either direction and a minimum of one lane is planned to be open.  However, law enforcement will be on-site to direct traffic during the course of the work and should it be determined that a full closure is necessary for the safety of the travelling public, complete road closures will only occur between midnight and 5 a.m. for a maximum of 20 minutes.
 
In addition to law enforcement personnel directing traffic, electronic message boards will be posted to advise the public to expect delays the night of each planned lane closure.  
 
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 via email at route7-659@loudoun.gov

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Evergreen Mills Road Flagging on Nov. 17 and Nov. 22

Evergreen Mills Road (Route 621) in the area of Watson Road (Route 860) will be the location of alternating single-lane traffic controlled by flagging, weather permitting, Friday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 22 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

 

On Friday, Nov. 17, crews will install rumble strips on both sides of the road and in the centerline to improve safety for drivers approaching the Evergreen Mills Road curves just north and south of Watson Road.  Temporary roadway markings will be placed that day with permanent markings installed Nov. 22.

 

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

Possible Traffic Delays During Weekend Events (Oct. 27-29)

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, Oct. 27
  • An event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lansdowne area. The roads that may be impacted are Kipheart Drive, Riverpoint Drive and Upper Belmont Place.
  • An event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sterling area. The roads that may be impacted are Sugarland Run Drive, S. Cottage Road, Seneca Ridge Drive and Augusta Drive.
  • An event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The road that may be impacted is Waxpool Road west of  Lefevre Inn Drive.

Saturday, Oct. 28
  • A 5K race will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The roads that may be impacted are Russell Branch Parkway, Atwater Drive, Ashbrook Place and Northpark Drive.
  • A 5K race will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Stone Ridge area. The roads that may be impacted are Northstar Blvd., Soave Drive and Olympia Drive.
  • A 5K race will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Aldie area. The roads that may be impacted are Grassland Grove Drive, Dahlia Manor Place and Annabelle Glen Place.
  • An event will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Leesburg area. The road that may be impacted is James Monroe Hwy (Rt. 15) at Limestone School Road.

Sunday, Oct. 29
  • A 5K race will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Stone Ridge area. The roads that may be impacted are North Star Blvd., Sacred Mountain Street, Mattingly Drive, Great Berkhamsted Drive and Chaffee Circle.
  • An event will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Leesburg area. The road that may be impacted is James Monroe Hwy (Rt. 15) at Limestone School Road.

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


 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Paxson Road Closures Oct. 2-3

Detour in Place During Pipe Replacement

Paxson Road (Route 725) from the western Wild Raspberry Drive intersection to Black Oak Road (Route 735) will be closed to through traffic, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for stormwater pipe replacement, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
 
Residents within the closure area, emergency vehicles and school buses will have access to the closed portion of Paxson Road, but will not be able to go beyond the point of pipe replacement in either direction.
 
Traffic will be detoured via Wild Raspberry Drive back to Paxson Road.

Friday, September 22, 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.


Friday, Sept. 22
  • An event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The road that may be impacted is Ashburn Village Blvd.
  • An event will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Lovettsville area. The roads that may be impacted are Berlin Turnpike, Broad Way and South Loudoun Street. Also Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed to all traffic.

Saturday, Sept. 23
  • An event will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The road that may be impacted is Ashburn Village Blvd.
  • An event will be held from 10 a.m. to midnight in the Lovettsville area. The roads that may be impacted are Berlin Turnpike, Broad Way and South Loudoun Street. Also Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed to all traffic.
  • 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 Road.

Sunday, Sept. 24
  • An event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Ashburn area. The road that may be impacted is Ashburn Village Blvd.

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


 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Try Transit Week, Sept. 18-22

Loudoun County Transit encourages everyone to pledge to try a form of transit during Virginia's "Try Transit Week" Sept. 18-22. 

 

"Taking transit is easier than you might think," said Loudoun County Transit and Commuter Services Manager Scott Gross. "Riding a bus is a convenient and economical way to get to where you need to go – whether it's to work, school, a library, or a doctor's appointment." 

 

Participants who pledge to try transit at www.trytransitweek.org are eligible to win a year of free transit service from the Virginia transit operator of their choice, along with a pair of round-trip tickets aboard Amtrak's Northeast Regional train. Pledges will be accepted through September 22, 2017. 

 

In addition, anyone who lives or works in Loudoun, and who pledges to try transit, is eligible for prizes from Loudoun County Transit. Two winners will each receive a $50 SmarTrip card that can be used on Loudoun County's Premium Commuter buses and most Metro Connection buses. Two additional winners will each receive $20 worth of punch passes for Loudoun County's Local Bus Service.

 

Loudoun County offers a variety of transit services, including:

  • Premium Commuter Bus Service, which runs from Loudoun County to Rosslyn, the Pentagon, Crystal City & Washington, D.C.; 
  • Metro Connection Bus Service, which provides service from Loudoun County to the Wiehle-Reston East and West Falls Church Metro stations; 
  • Local Bus Service, which provides weekday, and some Saturday, local fixed-route bus service from Purcellville through Leesburg and eastern Loudoun; and 
  • Paratransit Bus Service, which provides service for people with disabilities on the local fixed-routes from Purcellville through Leesburg and eastern Loudoun.

Loudoun County's Commuter Services division also offers commuters help in forming vanpools, carpools and other alternatives to the single-car commute.  

 

Find out more about transit options in Loudoun at www.loudoun.gov/transit.