Loudoun County hopes to start construction of courthouse expansion in early 2017

A rendering of the courthouse expansion project in downtown Leesburg.

It’s looking like Church Street will be closed much longer than expected for the upcoming Loudoun County Courthouse expansion.

In a report given to Leesburg Town Council Monday night, Director of Public Works Renee LaFollette said the road will be completely closed for nine months, from March to December of this year.

The road will be ripped up to construct a tunnel that will connect the new courthouse expansion at the corner of Church Street and Edwards Ferry Road to the current building.

In addition, the road will be partially closed from December to December 2021 to complete construction on the building façade and roofing. The hours will vary but will be in a window from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Vehicles trying to reach the Pennington Garage and adjacent sites will be routed along King Street and North Street.

Town staff expects the road closure to affect several downtown events, including the Flower and Garden Show, Classic Car Show and Taste of Leesburg.

 

(1) comment

Chris McHale

Honest question, what's the point of opening the road from 9pm - 7am? This seems to be a waste of resources to open and close it, is there a reason?

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