Loudoun County Parkway/Old Ox Road Improvements
|Reconstruction and widening of Route 606 in Loudoun County|
Project at a Glance
Join VDOT for a public hearing on this project from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at J. Lunsford Middle School, 26020 Ticonderoga Road in Chantilly. VDOT staff will be available to answer your questions. Email your comments or mail them to Mr. James C. Zeller, P.E., 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 by July 11, 2013.
Note: An Environmental Assessment is being prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 23 CFR Part 771; this document will be posted here for public availability on the project website 15 days prior to the public hearing date.
About the Project
Loudoun County Parkway/Old Ox Road (Route 606) connects two major roads, Route 50 and Route 28 (Sully Road) and is a desirable route for motorists from points west to access Ashburn, Sterling and Herndon. The road is currently congested in both directions during peak hours. This project will address the need to increase capacity on this section of road due to growth in the surrounding area and the resulting increase in traffic congestion.
The project will:
- Reconstruct and widen the existing two-lane rural road to four lanes between Evergreen Mills Road (Route 621) and the Dulles Greenway (Route 267) (a distance of about 5 miles)
- Include a depressed, grass median wide enough to allow for future expansion
- Include provisions for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Public hearing - Summer 2013
Design approval - Fall 2013
Requests for bids - Late 2013
Begin construction - Late 2014
Planning for the widening of the Route 606 corridor between Route 50 and the Dulles Greenway has been ongoing since the early 1990s. The first segment was implemented in 2002-03 with the reconstruction and widening between Route 50 and Evergreen Mills Road.
The project will implement the ‘Interim Condition’ as described in Loudoun County’s Countywide Transportation Plan. This plan calls for Route 606 to be a controlled-access, median-divided urban collector. The ultimate condition as described in the Countywide Transportation Plan calls for a limited-access, median-divided urban arterial. The proposed design implements the interim condition while enabling a future conversion to its ultimate condition.
The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA), Loudoun County and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are jointly funding the project, which is being developed by VDOT.
UPC: 97529 State Project Number: 0606-053-983,P101