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 (VDOT) Arcola maintenance area headquarters.
  • The proposed project involves the construction of approximately 3,500 feet of four lane median divided minor arterial roadway, with turn lanes at the following intersecting roads: Route 50, Marrwood Drive, and Tall Cedars Parkway. The project also includes 10-foot-wide shared use paths on both sides of the road.
  • Traffic signals with pedestrian controls will be installed at the Route 50 and Tall Cedars Parkway intersections as part of this project.
  • 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 (NVTA).
  • 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 late 2023/early 2024.

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Current Status: October 2022

  • Concrete girders for the bridge have been installed and preparations for the bridge deck concrete pours are underway. Concrete pours are tentatively scheduled for the beginning of November 2022, weather permitting.
  • Ongoing work includes the installation of stormwater pipe, dry utilities, stormwater pond #1, the median at the intersection of Northstar Boulevard and Route 50, and traffic signals (at Route 50, Marwood Road and Tall Cedars Parkway where they intersect with Northstar Boulevard). Earthwork throughout the project area is also ongoing.

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