Route 15 North-Montresor Road to Maryland State Line
Update: July 5, 2022
At its regularly scheduled business meeting on July 5, 2022, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved the Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM) related to safety and operational improvements to U.S. Route 15 north of Leesburg.
With this approval, the Loudoun County 2019 Countywide Transportation Plan will be amended by changing the planned ultimate condition of U.S. Route 15 between Montresor Road and the Maryland state line.
The proposed improvements of this CPAM include:
- Widening of U.S. Route 15 to four lanes between Montresor Road and the Village of Lucketts.
- The installation of a median divide on U.S. Route 15 from Stumptown Road north to Saint Clair Lane.
- Construction of a bypass around the Village of Lucketts to the west of existing U.S. Route 15. Final location and alignment of the bypass will be determined during the roadway design process.
Additionally, the Board of Supervisors directed county staff to identify safety and operational improvements to the U.S. Route 15 corridor that could be made in advance of the ultimate improvements authorized by the CPAM to improve corridor safety and reliability as soon as possible. A prioritized list of potential improvements to include the estimated costs and time frames to complete each improvement is scheduled to be presented to the Board for consideration no later than its October 18, 2022, meeting.
May Public Hearing
At the Board’s May 11 public hearing, members of the public provided their input on the proposed congestion relief and safety improvements for voiced their concerns regarding Route 15, safety, as well as their perspectives on possible locations of the proposed Lucketts bypass.
- View video of the May 11 public hearing.
- View the May 11 board item. (PDF)
- View the May 11 staff presentation. (PDF)
The segment of US Route 15 between Montresor Road (VA Route 661) and the Maryland state line is classified in the 2019 Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) as a primary Arterial roadway and is part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway.
In 2016, the Loudoun County initiated a Route 15 Congestion Study to identify the cause of recurring congestion on US Route 15 north of Leesburg, especially in the northbound direction during the afternoon and evening peak periods. The Route 15 Congestion Report Findings were presented to the Board of Supervisors at the May 18, 2017 Business Meeting. The report concluded that additional capacity was needed along the corridor. At the Board’s direction, the report was then expanded to include a Safety and Operations Analysis of Route 15 from Whites Ferry Road to the Maryland state line.
On March 6, 2018, a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM-2017-0002) was approved to amend the 2010 CTP to revise the planned ultimate condition of the segment of US Route 15 between North King Street and Montresor Road from a two-lane local access undivided rural arterial roadway to a four-lane median divided roadway. For more information visit the Route 15 North Widening – Battlefield Parkway to Montresor Road project page.
- Current Countywide Transportation Plan Map - Route 15 North of Leesburg
- Route 15 North CPAM Overview Map June 2021 Draft
- Cross Section - Montresor to South of Lucketts Bypass & Bypass South of Lucketts
- Cross Section - Route 15 North of Lucketts to St. Clair Lane & Bypass North of Lucketts
- Cross Section - Route 15 Business Through Lucketts
- Cross Section - Route 15 St. Clair Lane to Point of Rocks Bridge
- Lucketts Potential Bypass East June 2021 Draft
- Lucketts Potential Bypass West June 2021 Draft
- Public Meeting and Comment Period Questions and Answers
- June 23, 2021 Public Information Meeting Recording
- June 23, 2021 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
- Route 15 Congestion Report
- Route 15 North CPAM - Village of Lucketts Bypass Survey (PDF)
- 2019 Countywide Transportation Plan
- Copy Teste - Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM-2017-0002)