The original item was published from July 27, 2020 12:48 PM to July 29, 2020 10:13 AM
Loudoun County is hosting an online meeting to gain input from the public on Route 15 South. The Route 15 South public input meeting will be held Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend the virtual meeting to learn more about the county’s study and to ask questions about this stretch of road, which includes approximately 12 miles of Route 15 (James Monroe Highway) from the southern corporate limit of the Town of Leesburg to the Prince William County boundary.
Members of the public may submit questions in advance or sign up to ask questions by completing an online form no later than July 29, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Prior to the meeting, members of the public are also encouraged to review meeting materials, including a pre-recorded presentation, detailed corridor diagrams, an online survey, and a mapping exercise.
Sign up forms and review materials are available on the county’s project page, visit Virtual Public Input Meeting.
The original item was published from February 28, 2020 1:43 PM to April 20, 2020 1:57 PM
On February 27, 2020, the first focus group meeting for the Route 15 South Safety and Operational Study was held at the Loudoun County Government Center. The focus group is intended to allow for discussion with property owners whose use or activity generates significant traffic, business owners and representatives of civic organizations located in the area. In addition to input by the focus group, meetings will be conducted with members of the general public to identify their concerns and to obtain their preferences on proposed recommendations.
During its initial meeting, the focus group participated in a facilitated discussion and took part in several exercises that aim to advance the county’s understanding of the issues that impact residents, business owners and motorists who travel along the Route 15 South corridor. Members of the focus group shared their first-hand observations, perspectives and concerns about the corridor. The Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure is working closely with a consultant, AECOM, which has expertise in transportation planning and engineering, to accomplish the study.
The Board of Supervisors initiated the study of Route 15 South during its June 2017 Transportation Summit. The purpose of the study is to identify existing safety issues on Route 15 South in Virginia, from the south corporate limit of the Town of Leesburg to the Prince William County line, and to analyze roadway conditions and traffic data to address existing and future operational issues. In 2019, the county and AECOM began to evaluate existing conditions along Route 15 South, through traffic data, obtaining crash history data, and analyzing roadway and intersection safety, and roadway design.
There will be up to five focus group meetings throughout the study. In addition, members of the public will be encouraged to provide input during the public meetings. Public input opportunities will be announced at a later date. At this time, anyone may provide feedback on the Route 15 South corridor by emailing the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure.
The county anticipates the study will be completed in the summer of 2021. Once complete, the results will be presented to the Board of Supervisors with recommended improvements that can be implemented in phases.
For more information about the Route 15 Safety and Operational Study, visit loudoun.gov/Route15South.
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The original item was published from March 17, 2020 1:13 PM to April 20, 2020 1:57 PM
Loudoun County is canceling the two Route 15 South public meetings originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, and Saturday, March 28, 2020. The public will be notified once the meetings are rescheduled.
Loudoun County is seeking community input as it conducts a safety and operational study on an approximately 12-mile segment of Route 15 South between the Town of Leesburg and Prince William County. The purpose of the study is to identify safety and traffic operational issues and present recommended solutions for consideration by the Board of Supervisors.
More information about the Route 15 South Safety and Operational Study is online at loudoun.gov/route15south