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Local Transportation Projects

Current 33rd District transportation projects

Project map from VDOT's VirginiaRoads website

 

 

2018 Pavement Plan

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Clarke County

Updated July 2017

Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) 
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: $3,249,000, Estimated Ad Date: Summer 2021, Project Manager: Matthew Dana, P.E., 540-332-9118

Town of Berryville - Swan Avenue - Safe Routes to School
This Safe Routes to School project benefits students walking and bicycling to Johnson-Williams Middle School. Project improvements include a sidewalk replacement and extension from the school drop off area to South Buckmarsh Street. Project includes pavement markings and ADA ramps along the route. Town of Berryville will cover project amounts above allocations of $61,357.
Contract Value: $68,800 Project Awarded: Spring 2017 Project Manager: Steve Damron, 540-332-7389

 

Frederick County 

Updated July 2017

Interstate 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 Estimated Cost: $643,134 Amount Requested: $643,134 Estimated Ad Date: Fall 2019 Project Manager: Anthony Pelina, 540-332-9575

Interstate 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 on-ramp deceleration lane and taper to improve weave movements and safety SMART SCALE Applicant: Winchester-Frederick County MPO SMART SCALE Funding: $3,450,904 Estimated Cost: $3,450,904 Estimated Ad Date: Fall 2019 Project Manager: Al Scott, 540-332-2264

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. SMART SCALE Applicant: Frederick County Estimated Cost: $2,812,610 (UPC 111060) $8,502,836 (UPC 59259 ) SMART SCALE Amount Requested: $2,812,610 Estimated Ad Date: Fall 2018 Project Manager: Scott Alexander, P.E., 540-332-7758

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 Project Manager: Thomas Marando, P.E., 540-332-7746

 

 

Loudoun County

Updated November 2018 (latest update in red)

 Rt. 7 corridor:

Route 7/Route 690 Interchange:  Resubmittal of IJR went to VDOT and comments were received.  The IJR was submitted to VDOT Central Office for review and comment on 4/15/2015.  Notice was received by VDOT in early June that the IJR was approved by Central Office.  It now has to go to the CTB for approval.  The consultant submitted of 30% design plans in mid-September to VDOT.  County staff and Dewberry will meet with VDOT to discuss the issue of clearance with the height of the existing bridge over Route 7.  As it stands now, if the bridge is widened it may have to be replaced.  Staff received comments from VDOT and the Town of Purcellville on the 30% design plans.  This project will stop until additional funds are identified.  The Adopted FY2017 CIP has $4M for design of this interchange; funding will become available in July 2016 for design to commence.  County reviewing scoping document from Dewberry.  Design should begin by the end of July 2016.  County reviewed cost proposal for design and has requested additional information. Finance Government Services Operation and Economic Development Committee approved contract amendment for design services on November 15, 2016. Meeting was held with VDOT on December 16, 2016 to analyze the existing bridge over Route 7. Currently staff is working with VDOT to assess clearance and vertical alignment issues. No change. Dewberry has completed the alignment investigation; a follow up meeting with VDOT will be scheduled to discuss the bridge issues. The draft NEPA document was submitted to VDOT on June 30, 2017. County staff met with VDOT on June 23, 2017. Dewberry will survey existing bridge, perform core borings on Route 7 and perform a cost analysis to determine the outcome for the Route 690 bridge; a decision is anticipated to be reached in September/October 2017. The project schedule has been coordinated with VDOT, a RTA has been submitted, and environmental work has begun. The field investigation is complete; per the results, neither the bridge clearance nor paving thickness meet VDOT specifications. DTCI staff will schedule follow up meeting to discuss a possible design exception related to common sense engineering. 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.

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. Next steps are to i) confirm Loudoun County would like VDOT to implement the modifications, ii) concur with a funding strategy (surplus funds from the Route 7 Truck Climbing Lane project) and iii) initiate Location Survey. 

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. SmartScale scores will be announced in early 2019, and funding awarded in June 2019 for the out-years of the Six-Year Improvement Plan.

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. VDOT selected Whitman Requardt & Associates as the design consultant. A scoping meeting was held with Town and County staff’s on September 3, 2015. A draft SPAA was sent to the Town of Leesburg to execute on November 13, 2015. The SPAA was approved by the Town of Leesburg and has been sent to VDOT’s Central Office. VDOT has signed the SPAA. Notice to proceed will be issued when federal authorization is received. Federal authorization was secured for preliminary engineering; notice to proceed for design was issued to Whitman Requardt on March 17, 2016. Coordination of traffic models with Route 15/Edwards Ferry Road/Fort Evans Road is underway. Traffic forecasting is underway. NVTA awarded $20M to this project in FY2017. Proceeding with IJR development. VDOT Project scoping meeting scheduled for Sept 14, 2016. Proceeding with IJR and alternatives development. Draft IJR is anticipated Summer 2017. A public information meeting is expected to occur in Spring 2017. A meeting is scheduled for April 24, 2017 to present the recommended design alternatives to the Leesburg Town Council. 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 PFI meeting is scheduled for September 28, 2017 at the VDOT District Office; a design-build Risk Assessment meeting will follow. The design-build risk assessment meeting is scheduled for October 12, 2017. The plans are being revised to address the PFI comments and the NEPA document is under way. The PFI meeting was held on September 28, 2017 and the design/build risk assessment meeting was held on October 12, 2017. The plans are being revised to address the PFI comments. The NEPA document (CE) is underway. The RFQ is scheduled to be issued in mid-December 2017. PH is expected to be held in February/March 2018. The project is on schedule for issuance of an RFQ on December 8, 2017. 12/8/17. The NEPA document remains underway. A VDOT Design Public Hearing is anticipated to occur in February/March 2018. The project is on schedule. The RFQ was issued on December 8, 2017. The NEPA document remains underway. A Public hearing is anticipated to occur on March 7, 2018 at John Tolbert ES from 6:30-8:30 pm. A VDOT 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. At the April 2018 Town of Leesburg Town Council meeting, it is anticipated that the resolution in support of the project will be finalized. The Town Council voted in favor of the project at the April Town Council meeting (April 24, 2018). Preparation of RFP is underway; a June advertisement is anticipated. Preparation of the RFP continues for an anticipated June 18, 2018 advertisement. NVTA approved the remaining $25 million in funding June 14; project is now fully funded and Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2019. The RFP was advertised on June 18, 2018. A pre-proposal and utility coordination meeting was held on June 27, 2018. The RFP process continues; the process is on schedule. The ATCs are under review; the project remains on schedule. The RFP process continues. Responses to ATCs were issued. Technical proposals are due on November 27, 2018 and cost proposals are due on December 12, 2018.

 

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. 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 to begin in Spring of 2019 and end in Summer of 2020.

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.

Route 15 Congestion Mitigation Improvements Study (Town/County/VDOT):  VDOT has identified pre-scoping funds to perform a more rigorous traffic study using the Town study from Wells and Associates as a base. VDOT staff issued a notice to proceed to VHB on May 26, 2015. The study is underway by VHB. The draft report is under review by VDOT staff. When they have completed their review, the report will be presented for discussion to County and Town of Leesburg staff. A meeting to discuss the consultant’s report is scheduled for mid-March, 2016 with VDOT, Town and County staffs. When a path forward is agreed to, the Chairman and District supervisors will be briefed to determine next steps. Staff from VDOT, Loudoun County and the Town of Leesburg met on March 17, 2016 to discuss the draft report; one of the proposed alternatives requires additional analysis and cost estimates need to be obtained in order to identify the recommended alternative. The County issued a task order contract to obtain cost estimates and additional analysis for each alternative; report to be issued in December 2016, project team to brief the Board of Supervisors in early 2017. Data collection is in progress; the study will capture traffic counts from two additional intersections on Business Route 15 (King Street) and include AM peak (southbound) traffic in the analysis. Traffic counts have been captured at additional intersections; field observations have been made. Traffic modeling in progress; study to be completed in early 2017. The study will be presented to the Board on May 18, 2017. Public input meetings were held on June 26, July 8th and July 15th. An item will be presented to the Board in September or October summarizing public comments and seeking approval on recommended alternatives. The initial round of public input meeting are complete and were attended by 239 people; 2,006 people took the on-line survey; the 1st Stakeholder Committee meeting was held on August 1, 2017, and the 2nd Stakeholder Committee meeting is scheduled for September 14, 2017. The public input concluded that the top concerns are congestion relief, safety, and access; the majority of citizens support widening between Battlefield Parkway and Whites Ferry Road; the majority of citizens prefer a grade separated interchange at King Street and roundabout at Whites Ferry Road. The Congestion Report is scheduled to go back to Board with the public’s recommendation in October 19, 2017. Traffic counts for northern segment will be completed in September 2017. The second stakeholder meeting was held on September 14, 2017. At this meeting, a small group exercise was held in attempt to identify areas of focus for safety and operational study; the next stakeholder meeting scheduled for November 16, 2017. An item will be presented to the Board for the Route 15 Congestion Report on October 19, 2017. An open house for the Route 15 CPAM is scheduled for October 25, 2017 in the Dulles Room at the Government Center. On October 19, 2017, the Board directed staff to coordinate with VDOT to implement the Phase 1 interim improvement (northbound auxiliary lane); work with VDOT to procure a design consultant for the remaining improvements; return to Board in first quarter calendar year 2018 with recommendation for specific improvements; and request funding participation from the Town of Leesburg. DTCI staff and Kimley Horn presented an item to Leesburg Town Council on October 23, 2017 and attended the Route 15 CPAM open house on October 25, 2017. The Stakeholder Committee met on November 16, 2017 to review the analysis for the flyover ramp and bow tie roundabout options. Additionally, a small group exercise was conducted to prioritize the congestion relief concepts and roadway/safety features for the Route 15 Safety and Operations Study. The County received a scope of work from ATCS for a signage and striping plan; the cost seems high, comments were sent on December 1, 2017. The documentation has been submitted to add the widening of Route 15 from Battlefield Pkwy to Montresor Road to the Constrained Long- Range Plan (CLRP). VDOT will conduct the Location Survey for the corridor to Montresor Road over the winter with anticipated funding from its Pre-Scope account. The Lucketts traffic calming project has been closed to further charges in order to preserve the remaining funds for use in the widening project. VDOT staff is reviewing the county’s application for NVTA funding. The Location Survey, in the form of aerial photography, of the corridor from Battlefield Parkway to Montresor Road is underway. The signage and striping plan scope of services is being finalized. A request to the Town of Leesburg has been made requesting their preference in design options and that they consider the Board’s request for funding. The CPAM will be presented at the February 14, 2018 Board Public Hearing. The Town of Leesburg favors a traffic signal at King Street; financial support from the Town has not yet been determined. A meeting with Maryland State Highway Administration and Frederick County, MD staff is scheduled February 2, 2018. The traffic analysis for the segment north of Whites Ferry Road is in progress. The next Stakeholder Committee meeting is scheduled for February 28, 2018. A public open house for the Safety and Operational Study is scheduled for March 9 and 10, 2018. At the February 28, 2018 Board business meeting, the Board forwarded the Route 15 CPAM to its March 6, 2018 Business Meeting for action. A kick-off meeting was held on February 12, 2018 with the design consultant for the signage and striping plan for the Phase 1 interim improvements; the draft plan expected in March 2018. Survey notification letters will be sent to affected property owners after the March 6, 2018 Board meeting. Due to the new VDOT policy, pre-scoping funds cannot be used to advance this project. Therefore, survey letters have not been sent out to land owners. A revised project agreement is required from VDOT. Additional traffic analysis is being performed on widening Route 15 to Montressor Road, realigning Limestone School Road, and installing a roundabout at the intersection. An item is anticipated to be presented to the Board in September 2018. Analysis of widening Route 15 to four lanes to Montressor Road, along with intersection realignments, is underway. 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.

Route 15 Roadway Improvements between Battlefield Parkway and Montresor Rd.: 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. 

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. Preparation for the public hearing is underway

Allder School Road Paving (Woodgrove Road to Hillsboro Road): The road is complete and was opened to traffic on June 29, 2018; a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on July 2, 2018. 

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.

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

2014 Projects Report


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