Thursday, May 17, 2012

VDOT Public Hearing Tonight on Sycolin Overpass Design

According to Leesburg Today, representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing tonight, Thursday, May 17, 6 to 8 p.m., on the design of the Sycolin Road Overpass. The public hearing will be held on the lower level of town hall on 25 West Market Street, Leesburg.
The project will build an overpass to carry Sycolin Road over the Leesburg Bypass and remove the existing signalized intersection. The new bridge over the bypass will include two northbound and two southbound travel lanes, a sidewalk along the southbound lanes and a barrier-separated, shared-use path along the northbound lanes, according to VDOT.
Once the overpass is completed, the existing turn lanes from the bypass to Sycolin Road, both north- and south-bound, will be removed, VDOT officials said. Access to the bypass from Sycolin Road will be primarily via Battlefield Parkway and the Dulles Greenway. The paper reports that construction is expected to begin in 2013 and cost an estimated $19.6 million.
Residents who wish to submit comments but cannot attend tonight's public hearing can email them to or mail them to Arifur Rahman at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
The overpass is one of three planned Rt. 7 projects expected in the next three years. East of Leesburg, work is expected to begin in 2014 on the $65.1 million Rt. 7/Belmont Ridge Road interchange. Along with the Sycolin Road bridge, county leaders identified that project as a top priority in the VDOT Six Year Improvement Plan.

1 comment:

  1. THANK GOD! They need to put the Belmont/rt7 project first. That light ruins the flow of traffic.