VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Kathleen Leonard 703-638-9115
Mike Murphy 703-638-8547
May 20, 2021
Virtual Public Hearing Set for May 27 on Loudoun County Metrorail Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements
Participate and give feedback online; learn more at virginiadot.org/LoudounMetroBikePed
LOUDOUN – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual design public hearing Thursday, May 27 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:
- 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.
- 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 hearing, VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more, participate in the virtual hearing and give feedback in the following ways through Monday, June 7:
- Attend the Thursday, May 27 online Register at virginiadot.org/LoudounMetroBikePed or to participate without registering in listen-only mode, call 877-309-2071 (use access code 493-233-610). The project team will make a short presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. and answer questions for about an hour after the presentation. In case an alternate date is needed, the hearing will be held Thursday, June 10.
- Provide comments via the online survey, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 703-584-0479.
- Mail comments to Mr. Zamir Mirza, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
- Request an in-person appointment during business hours at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please call ahead at 703-259-1794 or TTY/TDD 711 for an appointment.
Once the meeting is complete, the recorded presentation and project materials will be available online at virginiadot.org/LoudounMetroBikePed.
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