Belmont Ridge Widening

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Monday that work has begun to expand a half-mile of Belmont Ridge Road/Route 659 in Ashburn from two to four lanes at the Dulles Greenway interchange.

The congestion relief and safety project is slated for completion in fall 2020.

The project includes:

-A new traffic signal – including a flashing yellow arrow – at Belmont Ridge Road and the westbound Dulles Greenway on- and off-ramps.

-Partially reconstructing the ramp from southbound Belmont Ridge Road to the eastbound Dulles Greenway and moving the ramp entrance slightly south of its current location.

-Repaving and restriping Belmont Ridge Road just north and just south of the bridge.

-Retiming and adjusting the traffic signal at Belmont Ridge Road and Sycolin Road.

Drivers can expect lane closures according to the following weekly schedule:

Daytime:

-Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nighttime:

-Sunday night through Thursday night: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

-Friday night: 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.

·Saturday night: 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

The $7.5 million project is being financed with federal and state funding. Once complete, VDOT officials noted, the northernmost five miles of Belmont Ridge Road will have four through lanes between Truro Parish Road and Riverside Parkway. The widening of Belmont Ridge Road from two to four lanes between Hay Road and Gloucester Parkway was completed in December.

Belmont Ridge Road near the interchange averages up to 19,000 vehicles a day and the Dulles Greenway averages up to 33,000.

(5) comments

More Cowbell

Unsure why Belmont Ridge Road wasn't widened south of Waxpool Rd? That little stretch is dangerous, especially with new school and drivers trying to figure out where/how to turn into school. VDOT is a joke.


AreYouKidding

The project to widen that stretch of Belmont Ridge was approved in 2017.







There was a delay when the cost for wetland offsets which needed to be purchased ended up being more than originally budgeted for. This has been resolved.







Washington Gas, Dominion and Verizon must relocate utilities before construction can begin. Washington Gas has begun to do so and the plans from Dominion and Verizon to do so have been approved.







In addition the process of acquiring the right of ways needed for the widening is ongoing. Offers have been made to all property owners and responses from some are being waited on.







If you are unsure about a project in Loudoun County check the Loudoun County Capital Improvement Map. It shows the locations of all current and planned capital improvement projects along with providing quarterly progress reports for each.


BobOhneiserEsq

Dear VDOT, Please prepare a list of all the roads you are responsible for in Loudoun and outline what features of every one of those roads are not at least at the minimum standards you publish with a schedule of when (in 2020) they will all be rectified. I will be asking for this in early January and will not accept the excuse you are under-budgeted and will no longer accept high water signage instead of having properly maintained ditches along the roads either. Please inform your Richmond contacts that no further high density residential projects which send millions in new income taxes and sales tax to Richmond will be approved if Route 15 north of Leesburg is not widened as planned and designed without lights to stop traffic. You will be paying for this long overdue provisioning as well. See you in January!


DavisB

Wow, Bob - do you truly think that VDOT is a person who reads the comments on LTM articles? Very scary


AreYouKidding

If you promise to make your demand in person and allow me to be there when you do I'll vote for you. It should be the funniest thing I have seen in quite a while.


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