Route 606 improvements moving forward
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advancing the traffic-calming project around Route 606 in eastern Loudoun County today by seeking Request for Qualifications to design and build improvements along the roadway.
The project will rebuild and widen the existing two-lane rural road to four lanes between Evergreen Mills Road (Route 621) and the Dulles Greenway (Route 267), and include a grassy median, wide enough to allow for future expansion, according to Gov. Bob McDonnell's office.Other improvements include turn lanes at major intersections, traffic signals, sign structures and improved drainage facilities.
The oft-congested Loudoun County Parkway/Old Ox Road -- Route 606 -- connects Northern Virginia's Route 50 and Route 28 (Sully Road). It's a prime thoroughfare for motorists from points west to access Ashburn, Sterling and Herndon.
The initial $105 million worth of enhancements for Route 606 are anticipated to be jointly funded by VDOT, Loudoun County and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). VDOT has committed $40 million toward the project, with the remainder of the funding to come from Loudoun County and MWAA.
The project will be built via a design-build contract, which is expected to deliver the project three years faster, with anticipated completion in fall 2017, according to McDonnell's office.
Statements of Qualifications are due August 27, 2013, and VDOT will issue a Request for Proposals in October and execute a contract in June 2014.