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Belmont Ridge Road Widening

Hay Road to Gloucester Parkway in Loudoun County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
October 2016

Est Completion Date
Late 2018

$61 million

Lengths and Limits
Hay Road to Gloucester Parkway (two miles)

Shirley / Dewberry


Northern Virginia

Jitender "Jay" Babra
Sanjeev Suri, P.E., PMP, CCM

About the Project

This project is widening Belmont Ridge Road (Route 659) from two to four lanes on a six-lane right of way, from Hay Road (Route 642) to Gloucester Parkway (Route 2150) in Loudoun County.

The project also includes:

  • A dividing median
  • Curbs and gutters
  • A bridge over the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail
  • Shared-use paths on both sides of Belmont Ridge Road
  • Direct connections from the shared-use paths to the W&OD Trail
  • A parking lot for trail users

The project is being funded by the county's Northern Virginia Transportation Authority allocations plus county funds.

It ties into the Route 7 / Belmont Ridge Road interchange project (UPC 99481), which is being administered by the county.

Estimated Costs

Preliminary engineering: $60,000
Right of way: $5.4 million
Construction: $55.5 million
Total: $61 million

Construction Update

Northbound and southbound Belmont Ridge Road traffic shifted onto new pavement from Hay Road to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail bridge in December 2017. The traffic pattern remains one lane in each direction.

The northbound Belmont Ridge Road bridge over the Washington & Old Dominion Trail opened to traffic in July 2017. It is currently carrying one lane of traffic in each direction, and will open in its permanent northbound two-lane configuration once the new southbound bridge is complete. Bicyclists and pedestrians on the trail are advised to be alert and use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Utility, stormwater and grading work is ongoing.

Traffic Impacts

Drivers can expect intermittent single lane closures with flagging between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pardon Our Dust Meeting - Oct. 2016

October 27, 2016, Pardon Our Dust meeting presentation from VDOT Northern Virginia


Aerial display (July 2016)
Final RFP
Categorical exclusion reevaluation
Final design noise analysis
Public hearing displays: 12 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Project numbers
UPC: 76244


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