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NR14-95

Sept. 30, 2014



VDOT BREAKS GROUND ON GLOUCESTER PARKWAY EXTENSION IN LOUDOUN

Gloucester groundbreaking

STERLING—Construction is under way to extend Gloucester Parkway, as Virginia Department of Transportation and Loudoun County officials broke ground at the project site today. The $40 million project completes the roadway from Loudoun County Parkway to the intersection of Pacific Boulevard and Nokes Boulevard, filling an important gap in the local road network.

“When complete, the project will provide an additional east-west route connecting the Ashburn community and the Route 28 corridor,” said Susan Shaw, VDOT’s design-build program manager in northern Virginia. “Within the first year of opening, Gloucester Parkway is expected to carry more than 10,000 vehicles per day that currently use Route 7 to the north and Waxpool Road to the south to travel to and from Ashburn.”

When the project opens to traffic in 2016, the new 0.8-mile, four-lane divided segment will include a new bridge over Broad Run, intersection improvements at Loudoun County Parkway (Route 607) and Pacific Boulevard (Route 1036), and trail and sidewalk improvements. Traffic signals will also be constructed at both of the intersections.

What motorists can expect during construction

Most of the project is being built on a new alignment between Loudoun County Parkway and Pacific Boulevard, and will have little effect on traffic during construction.  However, improvements to Loudoun County Parkway north and south of Gloucester Parkway, to existing Gloucester Parkway west of Loudoun County Parkway, and at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway and Pacific Boulevard will require temporary changes in traffic patterns and some modest delays and disruptions can be anticipated at these locations.  These should be of relatively short duration.

The $40 million project is being constructed with 100 percent county funding, Shirley Contracting Company, LLC is the design-build contractor.

Visit the Gloucester Parkway extension project page for more details.

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From left: Terrie Laycock; Daniel P. Coughlan, Principal, TriTec Development Group; County Administrator Tim Hemstreet; CTB member Gary Garczynski; Supervisors Eugene Delgaudio and Ralph Buona; Chairman Scott York; Mike Scott, Kincora; Supervisors Shawn Williams and Ken Reid; VDOT Program Manager Susan Shaw and District Administrator Helen Cuervo.



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