A construction project to add a nearly-half-mile-long third westbound lane to a section of the U.S. 15 Bypass in Leesburg is set to begin April 16, according to the entities overseeing the project.
The additional westbound lane of Route7/U.S. 15 Bypass will begin at the end point of the westbound Dulles Greenway exit ramp and end just before the bridge over U.S. 15, according to a Friday release from Toll Road Investors Partnership LP II (TRIP II,) owner of the Dulles Greenway, and Shirley Contracting Company LLC.
As part of the project, which is expected to be completed by May of 2022, the exit ramp from the westbound lanes of the bypass to northbound South King Street (U.S. 15) will be reconfigured, including the installation of a retaining wall on the north side of the exit ramp.
All exit and entrance ramps will remain open during construction.
Shirley Contracting Company, LLC has established a 24/7 emergency hotline for commuters, which will provide information on construction-related issues occurring during construction. The hotline is: 703-447-5183.
Drivers are urged to use extra caution when traveling through the affected area and follow all directions from the posted signs and road crews. The Dulles Greenway and Shirley Contracting will provide advance notice about lane closures to all stakeholders through the Dulles Greenway website and social media.
“With construction beginning on the Leesburg Bypass project, we are eager to alleviate congestion for our commuters,” said TRIP II CEO Renée N. Hamilton. “We will work alongside Shirley Contracting LLC to provide as many updates on the process and timeline as possible to ensure smooth navigation for everyone during the construction period.”
TRIP II joined a three-party agreement with Loudoun County and the Town of Leesburg to approve the project designed to relieve congestion at the west end of the Greenway.
Funding for the project was provided by Loudoun County and TRIP II. TRIP II will manage the construction and design implementation on behalf of Loudoun County.
The cost of project is $4.41 million, according to TRIP II and is estimated to be completed by May 1, 2022.
For more information regarding construction and updates interested parties can call 703-707-8870 or visit www.dullesgreenway.com