Nov 24

Construction Hours Extended Temporarily for New Courthouse; Scheduled December 3rd and 9th

Posted on November 24, 2020 at 3:33 PM by Shawn Zelman

The contractor for the new Loudoun County Courthouse is planning to pour concrete slabs for the building’s basement. Due to the size and complexity of these pours, extended work hours are required.

Construction will start before, and potentially end after, the contractor’s current allowable work hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Construction activity onsite will begin at 6:00 a.m., at which time the crews will set-up concrete pumping equipment. Concrete for the pour will be scheduled to arrive at approximately 7:00 a.m. Construction crews are expected to be completed with their work by 9:00 p.m.; however, due to the need to complete concrete pours of this nature once they have started, work may extend later into the evening until complete, but not lasting past midnight. 

Loudoun County has received the required approvals for the change in the work hours. Weather permitting and baring any unexpected circumstances, construction for the first two of five planned concrete pours are:

Pour #1: Thursday, December 3, 2020, with a backup date of December 8, 2020
Pour #2: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, with a backup date of December 11, 2020

Residents should expect to hear increased construction noise including truck back-up alarms and they should also expect extra lighting during the early morning and evening hours. 

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse will continue to have access to free parking throughout the duration of the project. The Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage are located approximately two blocks from the courthouse near the intersection of Church and North Streets, NE. 

For more information about the new courthouse construction project, including contact information, and to sign up for email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion. For more information about the courts, visit loudoun.gov/courts

Oct 14

Construction of Vehicular Access Continues at Pennington Garage

Posted on October 14, 2020 at 2:15 PM by Shawn Zelman

Construction activity associated with a temporary access point to the Pennington Parking Garage at the southeast corner of the garage has ramped up this week, beginning October 13, 2020. As a result, residents in the area may observe increased construction activity as crews work to build a driveway and a pedestrian walkway between the garage and North Street, NE in Leesburg. Construction of the new access point is expected to last two to three weeks.

The new driveway will provide temporary access to the garage in preparation for the closure of Church Street, NE, which will temporarily close access to the garage through the main entrance. The temporary closure of the section of Church Street that currently proves access the Pennington Lot and Garage is necessary for crews to improve the road. Construction of the improvements to Church Street are scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021. 

The County will provide advance notice to the public when vehicle traffic is scheduled to shift from the garage’s main entrance to the temporary access point. This is not expected to occur until the spring of 2021.

This southeast corner of the parking garage was closed to pedestrians in June 2020. For now, all visitors to the courthouse who park in the Pennington Garage should exit through the main entrance that connects to the Pennington Lot. 

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse will continue to have access to free parking throughout the duration of the project. The Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage are located approximately two blocks from the courthouse near the intersection of Church and North Streets, NE. 

For more information about the new courthouse construction project, including contact information, and to sign up for email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion. For more information about the courts, visit loudoun.gov/courts

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Sep 18

Saturday and Sunday Construction Work to Begin at Loudoun County Courthouse

Posted on September 18, 2020 at 3:05 PM by Shawn Zelman

Beginning on Saturday, September 19, 2020, residents who drive or walk through the Town of Leesburg near the construction site of the new Loudoun County courthouse will notice crews drilling foundation elements on both Saturday and Sunday for the next several weeks. The construction crews will be working between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekends. Those in the vicinity of the new courthouse should expect an increase in construction noise. 

The Courts Complex Expansion project includes the design and construction of a new 92,000-square-foot courthouse and renovation of existing courts facilities. The project has also created new parking facilities, such as the Pennington Garage, which has more than 700 parking spaces.

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse will continue to have access to the existing building. Free parking is available in the Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage, which is located off of Church Street, NE, approximately two blocks from the courthouse. For more information about the courts, visit loudoun.gov/courts

For more information about the new courthouse construction project, including contact information, and to sign up for email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion.