VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Oct. 14, 2020
Virtual Meeting for Loudoun County Metrorail Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Oct. 22
Participate and give feedback online; learn more at virginiadot.org/loudounmetrobikeped
LOUDOUN – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public information meeting Thursday, Oct. 22 on plans to construct missing segments in the bicycle and pedestrian network within two miles of the future Loudoun Gateway (Route 606) and Ashburn Metrorail stations.
The improvements include a variety of bicycle and pedestrian improvements at the following locations (view aerials of each one here):
- Shellhorn Road – A sidewalk or shared-use path on the south side of Shellhorn Road beginning at Greenway Corporate Drive and connecting to the existing trail west of Devin Shafron Drive.
- Wynridge Drive/Claude Moore Avenue – A shared-use path on the south side of Wynridge Drive/Claude Moore Avenue to connect the existing trail at Millwick Terrace to Old Ryan Road.
- Ashburn Village Boulevard – Missing segments of shared-use paths on the east side of Ashburn Village Boulevard between Shellhorn Road and Farmwell Road.
- Waxpool Road – A shared-use path on the west side of Waxpool Road between Red Rum Drive and Farmwell Road.
- Smith Switch Road – A shared-use path on the west side of Smith Switch Road between Stoney Run Place and Ice Rink Plaza.
- Route 606 – A shared-use path on the west side of Route 606 from the existing shared-use path at the Dulles Greenway to Moran Road, and extending along the west side of Moran/Lockridge Road to the Loudoun Gateway Metrorail station.
- Prentice Drive – A shared-use path on the north side of Prentice Drive to provide a continuous path between Lockridge Road and Pacific Boulevard.
- Pacific Boulevard – A shared-use path on the west side of Pacific Boulevard to provide a continuous path between Dresden Street and Waxpool Road.
- Loudoun County Parkway – A shared-use path on the west side of Loudoun County Parkway from Beaumeade Circle to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.
The project also features pedestrian improvements, including pedestrian signal upgrades and connecting existing shared-use paths to new Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps, at the following intersections:
- Ashburn Village Boulevard and Shellhorn Road
- Farmwell Road and Ashburn Village Boulevard
- Farmwell Road and Smith Switch Road
The project is financed with local and federal funding, including Regional Surface Transportation Program, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality, and Highway Safety Improvement Program funds.
In lieu of an in-person meeting, VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more, participate in the virtual meeting and give feedback in the following ways:
- Attend the Thursday, Oct. 22 online Register at virginiadot.org/LoudounMetroBikePed or to participate without registering in listen-only mode, call 877-309-2074 (use access code 904-799-163). The VDOT project team will make a short presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. and answer questions for about an hour after the presentation.
- Provide comments via the online survey or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mail comments to Mr. Zamir Mirza, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Once the meeting is complete, the recorded presentation will be available online. Project materials and details are also available at virginiadot.org/LoudounMetroBikePed.
Send comments through Monday, Nov. 2.
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