Local Transportation Projects
Current 33rd District transportation projects
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Updated July 2020
Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) at West Virginia line
This project improves the connection of Route 340 in Clarke County Virginia with Route 340 at the West Virginia state line. The project includes widening 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: $1,612,494, West Virginia to award design build contract in August 2020; Anticipated completion Spring 2024
Updated July 2020
Full list of VDOT projects in Frederick County here
Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Study and Improvement Plan - 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 More information on the plan is at http://www.improve81.org/
I-81 Exit 315 at Route 7 Northbound Deceleration Lane Extension and I-81 Exit 323 Near WV State Line Acceleration and Deceleration Lanes Completed 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
Route 655 (Sulphur Spring Road): This project reconstructs Route 655 (Sulphur Springs Road) from Route 50/17 (Millwood Pike) to East of Route 656 (Greenwood Rd). The improvements provide better road alignment and turning movements, including 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. 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 was July 20, 2020. Video of the completed project is here.
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 Segment 1 but was not selected.) $4,236,624
Updated July 2020 (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. The geotechnical work is in progress, the Route 690 Stage 1 Bridge report was submitted, and a Summary of Route 7 Bridge Inspection Report was received and is being reviewed. Submission of 60% plans occurred on November 27, 2019. The revised EA was submitted to VDOT for review on November 20, 2019. The revised Environmental Assessment was approved on December 26, 2019. Coordination with VDOT structures and bridge continues regarding repairs to the bridges on Route 7. Coordination between DTCI staff and VDOT regarding potential early purchase of an impacted parcel will begin. The Geotechnical field work is complete. Comments on the 60% design plans were received from VDOT and B&D. Comments were received from VDOT on the Route 690 and Route 7 bridges on Type, Size, & Location (TS&L); Dewberry has responded to the comments. The executed NEPA was received from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Dewberry continues to work on approval of the Environmental Assessment. Submission of 90% plans is expected to occur in early March 2020. The 90% plans were submitted on March 6, 2020. The stage I bridge reports for the Route 7 bridges are complete. The stage I bridge report for the Route 690 bridge was submitted and is under review. The geotechnical report was submitted on March 14, 2020. The Pre-advertisement Conference (PAC) plans and the Design Public Hearing package are under review. Dewberry is addressing the 90% plan comments; the revised plan set is anticipated to be resubmitted to B&D in May 2020. Comments on the 90% plan are pending; expansion of the floodplain easement is required. The Utility Field Inspection (UFI) meeting is being scheduled. The UFI meeting was held on June 16, 2020. The 100% plans are being prepared to include comment resolution from B&D and VDOT. Preparation of the plats is underway. The 90% bridge design is under VDOT review.
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. Construction funding, likely $1.6M, is still needed, before the project goes to bid for construction.
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. The NTP was issued on November 22, 2019 and construction began on November 26, 2019. A slight traffic shift on Route 7 is anticipated mid-late December 2019. Construction is underway with traffic shifts implemented. ROW approval and procurement of VPDES permit from DEQ are expected soon. Right of way acquisition is underway. The traffic shift on Route 7 is in place. Right of way acquisition continues. Approval of the final roadway construction plan is anticipated soon. Installation of E&S controls, and clearing and grubbing is in progress at various locations within the project limits. The outside widening work on Route 7, construction of south Ramps A & D, Keystone Drive, and West Access Road are scheduled to begin upon approval of the roadway plans. Construction continues; ROW acquisition is underway, the extended lane closure hours in place until May 15, 2020. The lane closures have been reverted back to the allowable times per the contract. Approximately 75% of the ROW has been acquired. Utility relocation work is in progress. Battlefield Parkway was closed with a detour in place July 26, 2020, with an expected 10-month interchange construction time, after which the Cardinal Park Dr. traffic light will be removed and become right-in, right-out.
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. The 60% design plans and Floodplain Alteration are anticipated to be complete late January 2020 and submitted to B&D and VDOT for review. The floodplain alteration and the 60% design plans were submitted to VDOT, B&D, Loudoun Water, and Dominion Energy on January 24, 2020 for review. Comments from B&D and Dominion Energy are pending; VDOT comments were issued on February 23, 2020. A follow up meeting with VDOT Location and Design will follow. Comments have been received from all reviewing agencies; a comment review meeting is scheduled for March 25, 2020. The 60% comments are being addressed. The 60% comments are being addressed and preparation of a design waiver is underway. The 90% plans are expected to be submitted late June 2020. The Utility Field Investigation (UFI) Meeting is expected to occur late June 2020. The UFI meeting was held on June 25, 2020. The 90% plans are anticipated to be submitted on July 20, 2020. A design waiver will also be submitted for VDOT approval.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.
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)
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 is pending. Design approval was issued. This project is on hold, pending funding.
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. A conceptual design alignment was received and is under review by DTCI. Property owner notification letters were issued in November 2019 for preparation of environmental investigations. VDOT comments were received for the operational study and the study will be resubmitted in December 2019. The second round of notification letters were sent to property owners; environmental and cultural resource investigations will begin in January 2020. DTCI and Public Affairs working on a communication plan in preparation for preliminary alignment discussions with affected property owners. Environmental and cultural resource field investigations are ongoing. The conceptual design plan was submitted to DTCI for review; based on comments from DTCI staff, an updated roadway widening concept plan was submitted to DTCI on February 3, 2020. The updated concept plan is being reviewed by DTCI staff. The environmental and cultural resource field work continues. The final concept alignment(s) are being refined in preparation for discussions with impacted property owners. The draft 30% concept plan was provided to DTCI staff for review. The project team is investigating potential phasing of project. A project phasing plan is scheduled to be presented on May 12, 2020 to the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee meeting. The project phasing plan was presented to the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee on May 12, 2020. DTCI staff held virtual meetings with the residents of the Little Springs Community and members of the Raspberry Falls HOA during May 2020 to orient the residents to the project. A meeting has held on June 2, 2020, to discuss context sensitive design with Journey Through Hallowed Ground. A Jurisdictional Determination was received on June 4, 2020 from the US Army Corps of Engineers confirming the extent of wetlands and waters of the US associated with the project. Discussions with property owners along the project corridor continued in June 2020.
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. The project schedule is being accelerated; advertisement is expected to occur September 2020. A Virtual pre-advertisement conference (PAC) meeting was held on June 10, 2020. The plans were revised to address the comments received during the PAC meeting. The project is proceeding towards a September 2020 advertisement.
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 and Main Street Enhancements project
The project will construct sidewalks and a shared-use path that will link the center of Round Hill to Franklin Park, and concrete sidewalks along both sides of Main Street from Loudoun Street to the location of the former W&OD railroad station. Additional Main Street enhancements include curbs, curb ramps, retaining walls and a new storm drainage system. When the project is completed, pedestrian connectivity between Round Hill and Franklin Park will be established, and pedestrian access and safety along East Loudoun Street and Main Street will be improved. Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2022. The budget for this project is $7.04 million. A kick off meeting was held on June 16, 2020, and a Ground Breaking Ceremony was held July 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
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. The NTP was issued; construction will begin Fall 2019. Construction is temporarily on hold pending acquisition of the remaining two easements. Construction began in Fall 2019 but was put on hold in March 2020 because a construction issue arose that required a change order; construction has resumed.
Foggy Bottom Road (widen narrow alternating-lane 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