Feb 04

Crews Prepare to Demolish Four Houses on Edwards Ferry Road

Posted on February 4, 2020 at 1:38 PM by Heidi Kellum

The official start of construction for the new courthouse project remains on hold for a few more weeks; however, some related work is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 10, 2020.

As part of the project, four houses on Edwards Ferry Road are slated for demolition. Beginning next week, crews will begin preparing the structures for demolition. Preparations will include the removal of all asbestos-containing materials from the interior and exterior of the four houses. As a result, members of the public may notice workers wearing protective gear as they clean up the structures. In addition, in accordance with regulations, the contractor will post signs notifying people of the potential hazards should they access the houses. However, unauthorized access into the houses is strictly prohibited. These preparations are scheduled to last approximately two weeks.

Later in the month, demolition crews will begin to tear down the four structures in preparation for the start of construction of the new courthouse building. The Church Street and Semones parking lots will remain open during the work on the Edwards Ferry Road homes.

In the coming weeks, the final preparations for construction should be complete and the county will announce when the start of construction is scheduled to begin. At that time, the Church Street and Semones parking lots will close for the duration of the construction project. 

Questions about this work may directed to Construction Manager Nicholas Brown by email or by phone at 571-285-3435; or to McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. Senior Project Manager Kay Jackson by email or by phone at 703-772-6576.

For more information about the project and to sign up to receive email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion
Jan 24

County to Request Church Street Closures for Courthouse Construction

Posted on January 24, 2020 at 3:26 PM by Nancy McCormick

Prior to the start of construction of the new Loudoun County District Courthouse, located on Church Street NE in Leesburg, Loudoun County will be requesting that the Town of Leesburg allow Church Street to close between Market and Cornwall Streets for approximately nine months. This closure is needed to construct the facility’s utility requirements and a pedestrian tunnel that will connect the new courthouse to the existing courthouse. The nature of this construction requires a full closure of Church Street.

The Leesburg Town Council will be discussing this issue as an agenda item at the work session scheduled for January 13, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall. More information about Town Council meetings is posted at leesburgva.gov.   

The county will also be requesting that the town allow for intermittent closures of Church Street following the construction of the tunnel. It may be necessary to close Church Street to vehicular traffic from 7:00 a.m. up to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until completion of the greater project. The street will remain open at night and on weekends, and on holidays, unless construction activities force a closure to protect public safety. 

The construction of the new Loudoun County Courthouse, located on Church Street NE in Leesburg, will begin in late January or early February 2020.  

For questions about the project, contact DTCI Construction Manager Nicholas Brown by email or 571-285-3435 or McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. Senior Project Manager Kay Jackson by email or 703-772-6576.

For more information about the project and to sign up to receive email and text updates on the project, including road closure notifications, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion


Jan 24

Start of New Courthouse Construction Delayed

Posted on January 24, 2020 at 3:25 PM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County has delayed the start of construction of the new courthouse building in Leesburg until further notice to allow more time for the county to prepare. During a community meeting on November 14, 2019, the county had previously announced that construction would begin on January 6, 2020.

As a result, the Church Street Parking Lot and the Semones Parking Lot will remain open until further notice. Free parking for visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse is available in the Pennington Parking Garage, which is located off of Church Street, NE, approximately two blocks from the courthouse.

The delay in the start of construction is expected to last two weeks or longer. As details regarding the start of construction are finalized, the public will be informed about a new date and any related impacts to the community.

For more information about the project and to sign up to receive email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion