Local Transportation Projects
Current 33rd District transportation projects
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Updated September 2019
Route 340 (Lord Fairfax
This project improves the connection of Route 340 in Clarke County Virginia with Route 340 at the West Virginia state line. The project includes widen the portion of Route 340 that is a two-lane facility to a four-lane divided highway in conjunction with the widening of Route 340 in West Virginia.
Estimated Cost: $1,959,082, Estimated Ad Date: Spring 2023
Updated September 2019
Full list of VDOT projects in Frederick County here
Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Study - The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation studied the entire length of the Interstate 81 corridor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in accordance with Senate Bill 971 from the 2018 session. Feedback was provided by members of communities, industries and other stakeholders online and in three rounds of public meetings throughout the corridor. The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved recommended projects and revenue options in Dec. 2018. Project in the 33rd District recommended for funding is widening to three lanes in each direction between Exit 313 (US17/US50/US522 Millwood Pike) and Exit 317 (US11 Martinsburg Pk.). You can view information about the study, and view meeting materials, by visiting http://www.VA81Corridor.org
81 - Exit 315 at Route 7 Northbound Deceleration Lane Extension
This project extends the Interstate 81, exit 315, northbound deceleration lane. This project will improve safety, weave movements, and alleviate back-ups onto the mainline of I-81. SMART SCALE Applicant: WinFred MPO Contract Value: $1,898,125 Estimated Completion Date: Late 2019
Interstate 81 - Exit 317 Northbound Acceleration and Southbound Deceleration Lane Extension
This project is located on I-81 at exit 317. The project will extend the current Northbound Acceleration and Southbound Deceleration Lanes to meet current VDOT standards. SMART SCALE Applicant: WinFred MPO SMART SCALE Funding: $3,209,056 Estimated Ad Date: Fall 2023 or 2024
81 - Exit 323 Near WV State Line Acceleration and Deceleration Lanes
This project consists of the lengthening of the Interstate 81, exit 323 southbound on-ramp acceleration lane and taper and the northbound deceleration lane and taper to improve weave movements and safety SMART SCALE Applicant: Winchester-Frederick County MPO SMART SCALE Funding: $1,756,031 Contract Value: $1,898,125 Estimated Completion Date: Late 2019
Route 655 (Sulphur Spring Road): This project reconstructs Route 655 (Sulphur Springs Road) from Route 50/17 (Millwood Pike) to Route 656. (UPC 59259 ) The project reconstructs a portion of Route 655 (Sulphur Springs Road) located in Frederick County, east of the City of Winchester, between Route 50 (Millwood Pike) and Clarke County. This area serves several residential communities and provides access to the Frederick County landfill. The improvements will provide better road alignment and turning movements. The improvements to the road include two 12-foot travel lanes and 6-foot paved shoulders. The road alignment will be slightly adjusted to straighten out a gradual curve. Right and left-turn lanes will be constructed on Route 655 at Routes 50 and Route 656. Also the box culvert on Route 655 at Sulphur Spring Run will be extended to accommodate the new turn lane onto Route 50. This project is funded for preliminary engineering and right of way. During construction the road will remain open, serving the county landfill. The Commonwealth Transportation Board on January 16, 2019, awarded a $5,333,007.90 construction contract to Perry Engineering Company Inc. of Winchester, Va. The Route 655 project is partly funded by Virginia’s SMART SCALE prioritization program. The contract completion date is July 20, 2020.
Route 37 Bypass Study: This study is to define the Route 37 Eastern Bypass alignment. The project is 15.5-miles long and extends from the Route 37 southern end at Interstate 81 south to Route 37 east of I-81 north. The purpose of this study is to provide Frederick County with the preliminary alignment necessary to allow the County to plan industrial, commercial and residential developments in the area of the proposed Route 37 Eastern Bypass corridor. The alignment will include future interchanges at Warrior Drive (Future), Route 522 (Front Royal Pike), Route 50 (Millwood Pike), Route 657 (Senseny Road), Route 7 (Berryville Pike), Snowden Boulevard (Future), Interstate 81 and Route 37 (west of Route 11). The County has prioritized three segments for further engineering development: Segment 1: Route 37 - Interstate 81 to Route 522 Segment 2: Route 37 - Route 37 (Northern Termini) to Route 7 Segment 3: Route 37 - Route 522 to Route 7 Currently VDOT is performing a traffic analysis on Segment 1: Route 37 - Interstate 81 to Route 522; including evaluating interchange alternatives at Warrior Drive (Future), and Route 522 (Front Royal Pike). The traffic analysis should be complete in 2017. This project consists of the extension of Route 37 as a four-lane, divided facility for approximately 1.8 miles from the future intersection of Tasker Road to Route 522 (Front Royal Pike). The project includes a full diamond interchange at the future alignment of Warrior Drive and a half diamond interchange at Route 522. Estimated Cost for Preliminary Engineering Study Only: $2,463,376 Study Completion Date: 2017 Estimated Cost for Preliminary Engineering Phase 2: Will be part of SMART SCALE prioritization process. (Frederick County applied for SMART SCALE funding for Segnment 1 but was not selected.) $4,236,624
Updated November 2019 (latest update in red)
November 19, 2018 Western Loudoun Transportation Town Hall
Rt. 7 corridor:
Route 7/Route 690 Interchange: A meeting with VDOT to discuss bridge the issues has been scheduled for October 16, 2017; cost estimates for different scenarios will be provided at this meeting. Costs for the bridge replacement were submitted to VDOT mid-December 2017. Comments on the NEPA document were received and addressed; resubmission occurred on November 15, 2017. The Project Administration Agreement was provided to the County on December 1, 2017. VDOT issued additional comments on environmental issues and the bridge design plans; these comments were addressed and the design plans were resubmitted on January 5, 2018. Preparation of the design plans continues. The NEPA was resubmitted on January 5, 2018. The NEPA Public Hearing is tentatively scheduled for April 16, 2018. The design plans are moving forward assuming that Route 690 bridge will be replaced. The VDOT Design and Location Public Hearing is scheduled to be held at Woodgrove H.S. on April 16, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The VDOT Design and Location Public Hearing was held on April 16, 2018. Preparation of a memorandum to clarify the volume of additional traffic on Route 690 as a result of the interchange is underway. Responses to the comments from Public Hearing are being prepared. A meeting with VDOT’s Structures and Bridge section occurred on May 23, 2018 to discuss slight widening of the Route 7 bridges to avoid a Route 7 lane closure during road construction; VDOT approved the requested bridge widening. A value engineering meeting is anticipated to occur in mid/late July. Soil borings are being collected, the NEPA document is being finalized, and the value engineering study is planned for late July/early August 2018. Right of way (ROW) acquisition is underway. The Value Engineering (VE) Study was held on August 15 & 16, 2018; as a result of the VE Study, the County is exploring the concept of roundabouts at the interchange ramps. The NEPA package was submitted on August 17, 2018 for the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) determination. Land acquisition continues. As a result of the VE study, Dewberry has determined that roundabouts provide more functionality in relation to queuing at ramps. Land acquisition continues. Per the results of the VE study, the County is investigating the inclusion of roundabouts at ramps. The roundabout analysis report was submitted to VDOT for review on January 30, 2019. VDOT Traffic Engineering comments were received on March 1, 2019; the comments are under review by DTCI. Comments from VDOT were received regarding the roundabout analysis. A conference call was held to discuss the comments; Dewberry provided comment responses. Once approval from VDOT traffic engineering is received, the IJR will be amended. Coordination with VDOT continues to address the Traffic Engineering comments. The revised IJR was submitted to VDOT for review on May 24, 2019. The Value Engineering study has been approved by VDOT NOVA District and has been sent to VDOT Central Office for approval. The Value Engineering study has been approved by VDOT Central Office; update of the IJR continues. Preparation of the 60% design plans is underway. Revisions to the NEPA document are ongoing; the draft revised Environmental Assessment will be submitted to VDOT and FHWA by mid-September 2019. IJR revisions were resubmitted to VDOT Northern Virginia District office and VDOT Central Office on August 30, 2019. The Stage 1 bridge reports were submitted to VDOT for Route 7 bridge widenings.The design is expected to be complete in the fall or winter of 2019. Land acquisition is ongoing and is expected to be complete by the fall or winter of 2020. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2022. Responses to the property access letters are being received. The soil boring stakeout will start on October 28, 2019 and the geotechnical work will start on November 4, 2019. An inspection of the Route 7 bridges, with Dewberry and VDOT, was held on October 29, 2019. The 60% design plans are anticipated to be complete by the end of November 2019. Approval of the IJR Revision was received on October 23, 2019.
Route 7/Williams Gap Road Turnlane: Construction is complete and roadway opened on May 3, 2018; final street acceptance underway. This project is complete.
Route 7 / Route 9 Interchange Modifications - Interchange modifications to improve traffic operations on eastbound Route 7, E. Colonial Hwy and Dry Mill Road during the AM Peak Period. A VDOT STARS study has found that reducing eastbound Route 9 to a single lane through the interchange and extending the eastbound Route 7 entrance ramp will reduce congestion along eastbound Route 7, eastbound East Colonial Highway and westbound Dry Mill Road during the AM peak. Currently, the only portion of this project moving forward is extending the eastbound Route 7 entrance ramp; design is being completed and community outreach will take place in fall 2019. Construction funding, likely $1.6M, is still needed, before the project goes to bid summer/fall 2020, with construction beginning in summer/fall 2021
Route 7 Corridor Safety and Operations Improvements (between Route 9 and the Dulles Greenway) This project would complete widening of Rt. 7 to three lanes in each direction from Rt. 9 to the Dulles Greenway. Loudoun County applied for SmartScale funding Aug. 6, 2018. The Northam administration greatly increased the project cost estimate, and other problems with the SmartScale system resulted in the project not being funded.
Route 7/Battlefield Parkway Interchange - (Near, but not in 33rd District) Design and construction of grade separated interchange at Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway. The Town of Leesburg has allocated $1 million in FY 2014, $1 million in FY 2015 and $11 million in FY 2016 NVTA funding toward preliminary engineering and construction. VDOT has been requested to administer the project. Project scoping was held on March 11, 2015. NVTA awarded $20M to this project in FY2017. A Public Information Meeting was held Tuesday May 16, 2017 at John W. Tolbert Elementary School. At their June 27, 2017 meeting, the Town Council endorsed the Locally Preferred Alternative Single Point Urban Interchange for the Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway Interchange project including the preferred modification to the Cardinal Park Drive Intersection at Route 7 with right in and right out only and, authorized VDOT to Utilize a Design-Build Contract Method to Construct the Project. A meeting with the Cardinal Park Community was held on July 18, 2017. A VDOT Design Public Hearing was held on March 7, 2018 and the comment period ended on March 19, 2018; formal responses to the comments are being prepared. The Town Council voted in favor of the project at the April Town Council meeting (April 24, 2018). NVTA approved the remaining $25 million in funding June 14, 2018; project is now fully funded and Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2019. The RFP was advertised on June 18, 2018. The project was awarded to the contractor on March 29, 2019; a kickoff meeting was held on April 1, 2019. Construction is anticipated to start in October 2019. State and local partners broke ground Oct. 15 on a new interchange and other improvements. A "Pardon our Dust" meeting was held Oct. 17; materials presented are available here. Construction is anticipated to begin during the month November 2019.
Route 9 Corridor:
Route 9/Route 287 Roundabout: Route 9/Route 287 Roundabout: This project will remove the traffic signal and construct a roundabout to enhance safety and reduce traffic congestion at the Rt 9/Rt 287 intersection. Partial design funding was included in the FY16 adopted budget to initiate intersection improvement planning and design. In September of 2017, Wallace Montgomery was awarded a design contract. Updated traffic counts were obtained in October of 2017. Letters were mailed to area property owners in November of 2017 notifying them of pending field work associated with the project. Field survey and environmental investigations were initiated in the Fall of 2017. In September of 2018, Wallace Montgomery consultant submitted its traffic analysis of the intersection and its conceptual roundabout designs to VDOT for review. Once approved by VDOT, Wallace Montgomery will proceed with development of 30% design plans. A Public Information Meeting was held on June 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Loudoun Valley HS. After closure of the public comment period, an item will be presented at a future Board meeting for design endorsement. Wallace Montgomery has provided a draft VISSIM Report (Graphical Representation of the Traffic Operations) for the Roundabout; review of the draft report is complete. Endorsement of design is anticipated to be presented at the October 2, 2019 Board Business Meeting. The Board endorsed the design of a hybrid two-lane roundabout at its October 2, 2019 Business Meeting. Development of the 60% design plans continues. Based on the current funding plan, right-of-way acquisition is expected to begin in the Fall of 2019, with utility relocation beginning in the fall of 2020. Currently, construction is anticipated to begin in the Summer of 2021 and end in the Summer of 2023.
Charles Town Pike Traffic Calming
This project features roundabouts where Route 9 (Charles Town Pike) intersects with Hillsboro Road and Stony Point Road, as well as sidewalks, crosswalks, on-street parking, landscaping, decorative pavers, and raised intersections and other traffic-calming elements. The project is based on Hillsboro’s master plan, which envisions an inviting, pedestrian-friendly environment through the historic center of town. This section of Route 9 is one lane in each direction with intermittent shoulders, curbs and narrow sidewalks. Vehicles must parallel park on shoulders, partially on sidewalks, or along the road. Hillsboro also has many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places (the entire town is eligible) with many buildings only a few feet from the existing pavement. Most right of way through the town is 40 feet wide, with stone retaining walls in some locations. The project is designed to avoid or limit impacts to these types of physical and right of way constraints. Curb and sidewalks have been incorporated, with crosswalks and traffic-calming measures placed at specific locations. On-street parking is proposed at the western and eastern ends of town (back-in angle parking) with parallel parking at select locations. Single-lane roundabouts at Hillsboro Road and Stony Point Road serve as gateway treatments, signaling to motorists that they are entering historic Hillsboro. The eastern roundabout also serves as the new entrance to the Hillsboro Elementary School. The project only has funding for preliminary engineering and is awaiting additional funding to proceed to the right of way and construction phases. The Town of Hillboro and Loudoun County submitted this project for SmartScale funding in Sept. 2016. NVTA approved the remaining $12.112 million in funding June 14; project is now fully funded. Final design plan approval and issuance of a County land use permit is anticipated by the end of 2018 with advertisement for construction to occur soon thereafter. Construction is expected. In Summer 2019, the first roundsd of bids came in far over estimates, so plans are being re-evaluated in attempts to enable completion within budget with shortened project construction time. Anticipated re-bid in late 2019, to enable construction to begin in early 2020; duration of construction could be 9-36 months, depending on the Maintenance of Traffic decision by VDOT and the resulting construction plan.
Route 9 Safety and Operational Study: At the June 29, 2017 Transportation Summit, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to initiate a safety and operational analysis for Routes 7, 9, 15 (south of Leesburg), 50 and 287, similar to that being conducted for Route 15 north of Leesburg. The Existing Conditions will be documented using reported VDOT traffic counts and collecting current trip counts including AM and PM peak period intersection turning movement counts and intersection queue data. Crash data will be collected and analyzed. Existing road conditions will be assessed. Traffic modeling will be conducted to project future traffic volumes and identify future congestion. Public engagement will include establishment of stakeholder committee, partner agency meetings, public workshops and surveys. Proposed improvement concepts will be developed and presented to the public and to the Board. Loudoun County is negotiating new on-call transportation planning contracts. Once the contracts have been awarded, DTCI can issue a purchase order to the selected consultant. In the near future, DTCI will also be establishing the stakeholder committee. The studies will be conducted in the following priority order: Route 9, Route 15, Route 7, Route 50, Route 287. The approved FY2019 budget includes funding for two studies to be completed within the upcoming fiscal year.
Route 15 Corridor: (See more on Rt. 15 on this page)
Route 15 Interchange at Edwards Ferry/Fort Evans Road: VDOT has initiated a project administration agreement with the Town of Leesburg. The design contract was issued to HTNB. The Public hearing plans are under currently review; the Public Hearing is expected to occur in Spring 2018, assuming NEPA document is complete. The Public hearing plans were reviewed and comments have been issued. The approval process of the IJR is continues. The Design Public Hearing is expected to occur in Spring 2018 pending completion of the NEPA document and the IJR. The draft NEPA document under review; preparation for a May 2018 Design Public Hearing is underway. The draft NEPA document is under review. A VDOT Design Public hearing is scheduled for May 31, 2018 at John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary school. The NEPA document is available for public review and comment. A VDOT Public hearing was held on May 31, 2018; the comment period closes on June 11, 2018. The design approval process continues. A public hearing was held on May 31, 2018; the comment period closed on June 11, 2018. The draft public hearing transcript is under review. Following endorsement from Town of Leesburg, VDOT will seek design approval from the Chief Engineer. VDOT is preparing a package for the CTB for approval of the proposed limited access lines. A funding strategy is being developed in conjunction with the Town of Leesburg. A meeting with VDOT and Town of Leesburg staff was held November 1, 2018 to discuss advance acquisition of an impacted parcel. The VDOT package for the Limited access line documentation remains under preparation for CTB approval. Revenue sharing funds have been allocated to this project to complete the outstanding design elements and obtain design approval. Advance acquisition of an impacted parcel continues. No change. Endorsement from the Town of Leesburg was received to proceed with the Limited Access Modification Request for CTB approval; this is required before seeking Design Approval. The draft Limited Access modification request package was submitted to VDOT Central Office for placement on the April 2019 CTB meeting agenda. Following CTB approval of the Limited Access Control Change, design approval will be requested. On April 10, 2019, CTB approval was received for limited access control change. Design approval was issued.
Route 15 Congestion Safety and Operational Study (Montresor Rd. to Point of Rocks): A Public Open House meeting for the Safety and Operational Study is scheduled for September 26, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the Lucketts Community Center. The congestion report results/concepts will be presented to the Board on September 20, 2018; the item seeks approval of the intersection treatments and the limits of widening. The congestion report was presented to the Board on September 20, 2018; direction was given to move forward with staff’s recommended improvements. A Public Information Meeting was held on September 26, 2018 regarding the portion of the study corridor between Montresor Road and the Maryland State Line. An online survey can be found on the Route 15 project website; the survey closes on October 14, 2018. Moving forward, updates to this project will only address the segment of the project corridor between Montresor Road and the Maryland State line. Next month’s minutes will include a new project for the Route 15 improvements approved on September 20, 2018. The final Route 15 Stakeholders Committee meeting was held on October 22, 2018. The Safety and Operations Report is anticipated to be complete by the end of the calendar year 2018; an item is anticipated to be presented to the Board 3rd Q FY 2019. A meeting was held, with VDOT, on March 8, 2019 to discuss potential short term improvements to Route 15. Study recommendations will be presented to the Board on July 18, 2019. The study was presented to the Board on July 18, 2019. The Board endorsed Concept B for future planning and implementation.
Route 15 Roadway Improvements between Battlefield Parkway and Montresor Road
A task order survey consultant has provided a proposal to perform initial survey, base mapping, and utility designation work for the project; a purchase order (PO) is expected to be issued in November 2018. A draft RFP for design services is being finalized. A purchase order for survey services was issued to Rice Associates on November 30. 2018. A design proposal is being prepared by a task order roadway design consultant. Survey work was initiated in December 2018. Development of the design scope of services continues. The survey work continues. The design scope of services is being finalized. The survey work continues. The purchase order process to begin roadway design work is ongoing. Proposals are being developed by consultants for traffic analysis, structural, and cultural resource investigation tasks. A roadway design purchase order was issued to J2 Engineers on March 21, 2019 and a project kick-off meeting will be scheduled in April 2019. A traffic planning and design proposal is being analyzed. Survey work continues. Survey work is approximately 85% complete; survey is anticipated to be complete by the end of May 2019. Proposals will be requested from task order consultants for traffic planning, cultural resources, and structural design. A design kick-off meeting was held on May 24, 2019. Collection of traffic counts occurred the week of June 3, 2019. Preparation of the initial schedule for environmental investigations and traffic analysis is underway. Property notification letters are being prepared to initiate environmental and cultural resource field work. Review of the green T intersection at Route 15 and N. King St. concept plans are underway. A traffic analysis scoping meeting with VDOT was held on July 12, 2019. A Traffic analysis is being performed to determine geometric requirements at the intersections. Development of the concept development continues. The traffic analysis is complete and will be submitted to VDOT by late October 2019. Preparation of property access notification letters is underway in preparation of environmental and cultural resource investigations. Review of initial concept alignments is anticipated to occur in November 2019. Preparation is underway for the property owner notification letters for environmental investigations.
Battlefield Parkway Trail Across the Route 15 Bypass - Construct a pedestrian crossing of the Route 15 Bypass at Battlefield Parkway. The project will include sidewalk extension to the Bypass on the west, a trail extension from the Bypass to the east, and pedestrian signals and crosswalks at the Bypass. VDOT awarded the town a $726,000 Highway Safety Improvement Program grant for the project. Construction Start Date: Summer 2019 Estimated Completion Date: Winter 2019/2020
Other Loudoun Projects:
John G. Lewis Memorial (Featherbed Lane) Bridge over Catoctin Creek: The Notice to Proceed with design was issued on February 14, 2017. The project scoping meeting is scheduled for March 8, 2017. The fifth stake holder meeting was held on April 19, 2017 at Old Waterford School at 6:30 p.m. A site visit with the stakeholders is planned for May 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The field site visit was held as planned on May 8, 2017. The stage 1 bridge report is being finalized. The Stage 1 bridge report submission is anticipated in July, 2017. The Stage 1 bridge report submission is anticipated in August 2017. VDOT completed its review of the Stage 1 bridge report and has provided comments to the consultants. No change. The final Stage 1 report and responses to comments will be provided to the reviewers for final comment. The Stage 1 Report has been issued for final comments. The Stage 1 report has been completed. An application has been submitted to DEQ for water borings. A design public hearing is anticipated to occur near the end of 2018. 60% design plans are anticipated to be complete by May 2018. The Stage 1 report has been finalized. The NTP for final civil design NTP was issued on December 4, 2017; the NTP for the Bridge final design is on hold contingent upon the approval of a design exception for the bridge railing. Additional soil borings will be performed upon approval of the permit application by VDOT Central Office’s Environmental division. The permit for the in-stream drilling was issued on March 9, 2018. VDOT staff anticipates field work to occur early April after the property owners have been notified. The field work was completed in April 2018. The 60% design plans are under review. The PFI meeting is scheduled for June 13, 2018. PFI meeting was held on June 13, 2018; design plan revisions based on comments received are underway. A VDOT public hearing tentatively planned for December 5, 2018. A public hearing scheduled for December 5, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Old Waterford School. The Public Hearing on December 5, 2018 was held as scheduled. The transcript from the December 5, 2018 public hearing is being drafted. Preparation of the design approval package is underway. Design approval is in progress. An item is expected to be presented at the March 21, 2019 Board Business meeting for Board endorsement of the project. The field investigation meeting scheduled for March 13, 2019. This project is on the March 21, 2019 Board of Supervisors agenda for endorsement. The field investigation (FI) meeting was held on March 13, 2019. The Board of Supervisors endorsed the project at their Business meeting on March 21, 2019. No change. Land acquisition is anticipated to occur by the end of calendar year 2019. No change. Federal authorization to initiate the Right of Way phase was received on July 9, 20019. The right of way phase is underway.
Purcellville Main St. and Maple Ave. Intersection Improvements Project
March 21, 2019 — Beginning the week of March 25, 2019, the Town’s Contractor, Arthur Construction Company, Inc., will begin work on the Main Street & Maple Avenue Intersection Improvements project. Construction will include the installation of the missing segment of sidewalk from the Main Street & Maple Avenue intersection to the McDonald’s restaurant; the reconstruction of the shared entrance on Maple Avenue to the Wells Fargo and McDonald’s; the installation of a mid-block pedestrian crossing at 550 East Main Street and Purcellville Shopping Center; and the reconstruction of the shared entrance into the businesses at 550 and 600 East Main Street. The work will generally occur between the hours of 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. During the construction, the roadway will remain open with temporary lane closures during working hours. Total construction time is anticipated to take approximately 1-2 months. In case of inclement weather or unforeseen events, this schedule may change.
Please be aware of work zones and be alert for changes in vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns in areas where work is being performed.
Round Hill to Franklin Park sidewalk and trail
Sidewalks and Shared Use Path along eastbound Business Route 7 to Franklin Park. A meeting was held on March 21, 2017 with the Round Hill Town Council to provide the status of right of way acquisition; right of way acquisition continues. Progress has been made on right of way acquisition; 17 out of 26 property owners have agreed to grant right of way and/or easements required for the project. Right-of-way agreements with 17 property owners have been reached; the County is having difficulty reaching agreements with the remaining property owners. The County is now working with Town of Round Hill on possible eminent domain for the remaining parcels. A joint bidding package for the County project and Town Main Street project is being prepared. County staff met with the Town of Round Hill on June 2, 2017 to begin development of a joint bid package for County project and the Town’s Main Street project. The County Attorney’s Office is preparing resolutions for eminent domain. An item will be presented at the July 12, 2017 Board Public Hearing to gain authorization for eminent domain. At the July 20, 2017 Business meeting, the Board authorized the use of eminent domain to complete right-of-way acquisition; right of way and easement negotiations continue. The County Attorney’s Office is working to finalize ROW acquisition; signed offer letters have been received on all properties except for two. A draft Invitation for Bid has been prepared and being reviewed by DTCI staff. The County Attorney’s Office is working to acquire right-of-way from one remaining property owner. DTCI staff is working with the Town of Round Hill on a project coordination agreement for the County to administer the Town’s Main Street Project. The County has reached agreement with all impacted property owners; the County Attorney’s Office is finalizing deeds and coordinating signatures. An advertisement authorization package is being prepared along with a Project Agreement for the County to administer Town’s Main Street project concurrent with this project. The final deeds and easements are being recorded to complete Right-of-Way acquisition. DTCI staff is working with the Town of Round Hill on a project agreement to administer Town’s Main Street project concurrent with the County’s sidewalk/trail project. The County Attorney’s office has competed review of The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU); the MOU is planned to be presented to the Round Hill Town Council on February 1, 2018. Following Town Council action, an item will be presented to the Board on March 6, 2018 to approve the MOU. The MOU will be presented to the Board at its March 6, 2018 business meeting. Preparation of the IFB is underway. The MOU was approved by Board at the March 6, 2018 business meeting. The final easements for Verizon and Comcast have been executed and are in the recordation process. Coordination with Town of Round Hill continues to finalize the Special Provisions for joint Town and County bid package. Final ROW certification is pending. Dominion Energy is scheduled to move the guy wire on East Loudoun Street on May 18, 2018; this relocation will facilitate construction of the sidewalk. The RFP for construction engineering inspection (CEI) Services was sent to VDOT on May 17, 2018 for review; it is under review by VDOT. The ROW certification and updated construction cost estimate were submitted to VDOT on June 22, 2018. The County continues to coordinate with the Town of Round Hill to complete the bid documents for a joint solicitation for the County’s and Town’s projects. The County, Town of Round Hill, and VDOT staff met on September 17, 2018 to discuss status and next steps of the two projects. A meeting will be scheduled with the County and Town of Round Hill to discuss constructability and maintenance of traffic (MOT) issues; plan revisions are expected following this meeting. The specifications and special provisions have been finalized for both the County’s and Town’s projects; preparation of the draft bid package is underway for review by VDOT. Four bids were received by November 5, 2019. DTCI and DFP staff are reviewing the bids.
Franklin Park to Purcellville Trail: Loudoun County hosted a public information meeting Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Emerick Elementary School. Representatives of the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI) presented and discussed alignment options for the proposed bicycle-pedestrian trail. The approximately 1.1 mile trail is planned to go from Franklin Park to the vicinity of West Main Street and South 32nd Street in Purcellville. The Board of Supervisors approved funds to perform an alignment study and preliminary engineering for the trail in Fiscal Year 2015. Based on the adopted Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Improvement Program, funds to acquire right-of-way and to construct the trail are planned for Fiscal Year 2022.
Town of Hamilton Pedestrian Improvements:
Bike/Ped facilities from South Hughes Street to Harmony Church Road. This is a Transportation Alternatives project managed by the Town of Hamilton. The design plans are 60% complete and right of way acquisition is underway. Construction advertisement is anticipated to occur in June 2018. ROW acquisition continues. Due to environmental and right of way acquisition issues, construction advertisement is delayed to spring 2019.
Foggy Bottom Road (widen narrow alternating -ane section near Snickersville Turnpike): On November 5, 2018, Supervisor Buffington requested that VDOT begin working with his office to identify and implement a solution that will widen this short narrow section of roadway to allow for simultaneous two-way. On several occasions he had personally witnessed southbound Foggy Bottom traffic backed up onto Snickersville Turnpike while awaiting northbound Foggy Bottom traffic to clear the narrow section. Sup. Buffington asked that VDOT identify and implement a solution that will resolve the current safety issue in a manner that least disturbs the sections rural, historic and scenic character. This project will be similar to the improvement that was done to widen the small narrow section of Hillsboro Road earlier this year.
Loudoun County Gravel Roads Priority Enhanced Maintenance