Northstar Blvd: Route 50 to Tall Cedars Parkway


  • This project provides for the planning, design, right of way acquisition (ROW) and construction of a segment of Northstar Boulevard, a minor arterial roadway, from John Mosby Highway (Route 50) to Tall Cedars Parkway.
    • The plans include the construction of a new signalized intersection on Route 50 located near the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Arcola maintenance area headquarters.
  • When completed, this segment of Northstar Boulevard will provide an alternative north/south connection to Route 50, improving capacity and safety on existing roadway networks within the Dulles South area.
  • The $45.8M project budget includes 70% funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.
  • Public input on the design was solicited during a Public Information Meeting held on Tuesday December 15, 2015 at Arcola Elementary School in Arcola, Virginia from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Estimated completion of the roadway is currently early 2024.

Current Status: April 2021

  • Utility relocations are underway and expected to be completed by May 2021. Construction will follow the completion of utility relocation.
  • The Construction Engineering and Inspection Services (CEI) RFP was issued on December 29, 2020.
  • The Construction RFP advertisement is expected to be advertised Spring 2021.
  • ROW acquisition activities have been completed.
  • The bidding process for a construction general contractor is currently estimated to begin in 2021.

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