Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Expect Traffic Delays on Wednesday

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is advising motorists to expect delays tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 31, in the Sterling community for the funeral procession and services for 2nd Lieutenant John B. Patton, Jr.

The area of Church Road from Lincoln Avenue to Laurel Avenue will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow. The roadway will be closed in both directions until the funeral proceedings are concluded (expected timeline is 3 p.m.).

The start of the funeral procession will cause Church Road at Magnolia Road to be closed. The area of Cascades Parkway at the intersection of Sterling Bridge Road will be closed at approximately 11 a.m. until the funeral procession clears the Sterling Cemetery on Church Road. Church Road at Holly Avenue will be closed at the traffic light at approximately 11 a.m.

The funeral procession details are as follows and are expected to start at approximately 11 a.m.:
  • Begins at Sterling United Methodist Church (304 East Church Road, Sterling)
  • 304 East Church Road
  • Church Road at Laurel Ave.
  • Church Road at Old Church Road
  • Church Rd at Sugarland /East Frederick
  • Church Rd at Lincoln Ave.
  • Church Rd/ Argonne Ave.
  • Sterling Blvd/Church Road
  • Sterling Blvd/ Beech Road
  • Sterling Blvd/ Holly Ave.
  • Holly Ave./ Commerce Ave.
  • Commerce Ave./ Enterprise Ave.
  • Enterprise Ave. / Maple Ave.
  • Maple Ave. / Concord Court
  • Maple Ave. / Sterling Blvd.
  • Sterling Blvd. / Poplar
  • Sterling Blvd./ Greenthorn Ave.
  • Sterling Blvd./ Williamsburg Road
  • Sterling Blvd./ Davis Drive
  • Davis Drive / Shepard Drive
  • Davis Drive / Old Cedar Grove
  • Davis Drive / Church Road
  • Church Road/ Ruritan Circle
  • Church Road/ Stable house Road
  • Church Road/ Magnolia Road
  • Church Road/ Holly Ave.
  • Cascades Parkway/ Sterling Bridge

Residents are invited to the public viewing and to the line the processional route, but are encouraged to make plans according to expected traffic delays. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 31, at the Sterling Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service at Sterling Cemetery.

2nd Lieutenant Patton, a 28-year law enforcement veteran, passed away at his home Saturday after apparent heart failure. Patton joined the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in 1980 after serving the previous five years as the first full-time firefighter for the county with the Sterling Volunteer Fire Department. Patton, a longtime Sterling resident, was 52-years-old at the time of his death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

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