Sep 27

Portion of Church Street to Close as Courthouse Construction Continues

Posted on September 27, 2021 at 4:53 PM by Shawn Zelman

Information from the Town of Leesburg:

Portion of Church Street to Close as Courthouse Construction Continues
Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured for approximately nine months.  

Leesburg, VA (September 27, 2021) – Beginning October 5, Church Street, from Market to Cornwall streets, will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic as construction continues as part of the Loudoun County Courthouse expansion project.

The closure is expected to last approximately nine months and detour signs will be put in place. Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse may park for free at the Pennington Garage and Pennington Lot, which are located approximately two blocks away off of Church Street, NE. 

Shuttle service to and from the courthouse currently runs approximately every ten minutes, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A walking path between the parking areas and the courthouse will be maintained throughout the duration of construction. More details regarding the shuttle and walking path can be found here.

Visitors to the courthouse are strongly encouraged to allow ample time to park and travel from the parking areas to the courthouse entrance on Market Street to avoid being late for court and other appointments. Learn more about planning your visit to the Loudoun County Courthouse at loudoun.gov/courthouse

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.

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Sep 24

Utility Work Set to Begin as Part of Loudoun Courthouse Complex Expansion Sept. 26

Posted on September 24, 2021 at 2:14 PM by Heidi Kellum

Loudoun County is scheduled to begin utility work as part of the Courthouse Complex Expansion in Leesburg on Sunday, September 26, 2021, weather permitting. Residents will see increased construction activity and changes to the vehicular traffic flow on Edwards Ferry Road and Church Street.

The following work is scheduled to occur over the next several weeks:

  • Sanitary and Water Work to Include Closure of Edwards Ferry Road During Evening Hours: From Sunday, September 26 to approximately Friday, October 1, 2021, construction crews will work from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on new courthouse sanitary and water main connections. The work will take place on Edwards Ferry Road directly adjacent to the new courthouse. Members of the public should expect construction noise and bright lights at the construction site. In addition, a portion of Edwards Ferry Road adjacent to the new courthouse will be closed each evening until this work is complete. Drivers should expect detour signs and barricades each evening. All barriers will be removed by 7:00 a.m. when the road will open to vehicular traffic.
  • Utility Work to Include Partial Closure of Church Street: Utility work by Dominion Power, Comcast and Verizon will begin during the week of September 27, 2021, and end on or about the week of October 11, 2021. Dominion Power will install a new temporary power pole with transformers to provide power to the historic building at the corner of Market and Church Streets known as the “Valley Bank building,” and Comcast and Verizon will relocate their communication lines to the new pole. No power outages are expected for residents. 

Please note: Drivers should expect a partial lane closure of Church Street starting at the corner of East Market Street and Church Street. A travel lane will be maintained until October 4, 2021.

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 Church Street, approximately two blocks from the courthouse. Learn more about planning your visit to the Loudoun County Courthouse at loudoun.gov/courthouse.  

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

Sep 14

Crews Make Progress on New Courthouse Structure Exterior

Posted on September 14, 2021 at 11:09 AM by Heidi Kellum

Crews working on the expansion of the Loudoun County Courthouse are making visible progress on the new courthouse structure under construction at the corner of Church Street and Edwards Ferry Road in downtown Leesburg. Work to install exterior framing and sheathing is nearing completion on the north, south and east elevations of the new building. The Courts Complex Expansion project includes the design and construction of a new 92,000-square-foot Loudoun County District Courthouse and renovation of existing courts facilities, including new parking facilities.

On the inside of the building, crews continue to frame interior walls on the ground and first floor, and work to rough-in electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems on all floors. Over the next several weeks, masonry crews will continue work on ground level rooms, and elevator shafts on all levels.

Future phases of construction include building a tunnel under Church Street that connects the existing courthouse to the new building. The project is expected to be complete and open to the public in 2023.

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