Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gilbert's Corner Detour Planned

According to today's Loudoun Times, beginning this Friday, April 3, drivers on U.S. 15 in Loudoun County will be detoured around the intersection at U.S. 50 near Gilbert's Corner as the Virginia Department of Transportation continues to build four roundabouts along the two corridors.

The shift will last about eight weeks and is expected to add five minutes to non-rush-hour trips and up to 10 minutes to rush-hour commutes.

U.S. 15 will be closed between U.S. 50 and the newly built connector road Howsers Branch Drive, about a quarter-mile south of Gilbert's Corner. Drivers will be directed onto Howsers Branch Drive and a new roundabout on U.S. 50.

Additional detours are planned for U.S. 50 and Watson Road over the next several months. VDOT will keep the public informed in advance of those detours.

The Gilbert's Corner traffic calming project includes constructing four roundabouts at the following locations:
  • Route 50 and Route 15 (Gilbert's Corner)
  • Route 50 and Watson Road
  • Route 50 and Connector Road
  • Route 15 and Connector Road

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