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Gloucester Parkway Extension

Connecting existing Gloucester Parkway to Nokes Boulevard in Loudoun County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
December 2014

Est Completion Date
Completed August 2016

$30 million

Shirley Contracting


Northern Virginia

Tim Hartzell, P.E.

About the Project

Note: Gloucester Parkway extension opened on Aug. 4, 2016.

This project extended Gloucester Parkway from Loudoun County Parkway to the intersection of Pacific and Nokes boulevards in Loudoun County. 

The project consisted of:

  • 3/4 mile of a four-lane divided highway
  • A new bridge over Broad Run
  • Intersection improvements and traffic signals at Loudoun County Parkway (Route 607) and Pacific Boulevard (Route 1036)
  • Trail and sidewalk improvements.

Project highlights:

  • By fall 2017, the $30 million Gloucester Parkway extension will carry 10,000 cars — cars that currently use Route 7 and Waxpool Road — and alleviate traffic along parallel roads, including Route 28.
  • The Gloucester Parkway bridge is the longest jointless bridge in Virginia, and won’t need significant maintenance for 100 years.


On March 3, 2014, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) entered into a Design-Build contract with Shirley / Dewberry for final design and construction of the project.

Design and environmental permitting for the project were completed in December 2014.

Right of way acquisition for the six private properties impacted by the project began in October 2014 and was completed in the spring of 2015.

Construction started in December 2014 and the project was completed in August 2016.

VDOT administered the project at the request of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The project was entirely funded by the county.

Cost Breakdown

Preliminary engineering: $20,000
Right of way: $506,000
Construction: $29 million
Total: $29.5 million


Approved design 

Project numbers

UPC: 104418
State: 2150-053-052, P101, R201, C501

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