Drivers in South Riding will notice a new transportation configuration beginning Aug. 22.
Vehicles traveling on Loudoun County Parkway will be able to access Center Street from either direction, as has been the case, but drivers traveling on Center Street will no longer be able to make a left turn onto Loudoun County Parkway or travel straight across, according to Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles).
“These changes are being made to improve safety at the intersection, which has deteriorated over the years and now sees regular accidents, some of which have been serious,” Letourneau said Wednesday in an email to constituents.
Letourneau's email goes on to state: The initial study period has been completed and the design has been accepted and scheduled for installation on Aug. 22. Approximately 90 days after installation, another traffic study will be performed and the results will be compared to review any adverse impacts at other intersections due to the detour. County transportation staff and VDOT will review the results and assess whether the change should remain in place.
“I realize these changes may be inconvenient for some. However, safety must be the top priority for the county,” the Dulles supervisor noted.
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