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Aug. 12, 2014

$17 million project improves safety, traffic flow

FlakesLEESBURG―Virginia Department of Transportation, state and local officials cut the ribbon today on the new $17 million overpass carrying Sycolin Road over the Route 7/15 Bypass in Loudoun County.

“This project exemplifies our partnership with the Town of Leesburg and Loudoun County,” said VDOT program manager Susan Shaw. “We appreciate the collaboration that enabled construction to proceed quickly, and the local community’s patience, understanding and their ability to adapt to the temporary traffic patterns. Motorists now have an overpass that improves safety and traffic flow along both of these busy roads.”

Sycolin Road carries more than 3,200 vehicles a day and that number is expected to reach 10,000 by 2020.

In addition to the new overpass, motorists and bicyclists will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction
  • A sidewalk along the southbound lanes
  • A barrier-separated, shared-use path along the northbound lanes

Construction of the design-build project began in June 2013 by Shirley Contracting Company, LLC and is being completed on-time and on-budget. 


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