Sep 02

Night Work and Road Closures as Part of Courts Complex Expansion

Posted on September 2, 2022 at 10:16 AM by Heidi Kellum

Loudoun County is scheduled to begin asphalt work around areas where utility work was recently completed as part of the Courts Complex Expansion project in Leesburg, which will lead to evening and overnight traffic detours from September 8-September 15, 2022. Weather permitting, the work activity will take place from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. Residents will see increased construction activity, changes to the vehicular traffic flow and road closures on Edwards Ferry Road from East Market Street to Harrison Street, East Market Street from Harrison Street to King Street and Church Street from East Market Street to Cornwall Street. 

Traffic will be detoured around the construction. Road closure barriers, construction signs and detour signs will be set up prior to the work beginning each night and will be taken down the following morning. Drivers and pedestrians should use extra caution when traveling through the area near the Loudoun County Courthouse and follow all directions from the posted signs and road crews.

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse 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. For more information about planning a trip to the courthouse, visit loudoun.gov/courthouse.  

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

Jul 14

Courthouse Expansion Crews Nearly Finished with Building Exterior

Posted on July 14, 2022 at 8:49 AM by Heidi Kellum

Construction crews working on the Loudoun County Courthouse Expansion project at the corner of Church Street and Edwards Ferry Road in downtown Leesburg are nearly finished with the new building's exterior. The roof has been completed and work to install windows and exterior finishes, such as the aluminum curtainwall, is nearing completion. The 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. 

Inside the building, crews are hanging drywall on the first and second floors and preparing to supply temporary power to the new courthouse building, which is required for the next phase of construction. 

On the outside of the building, Church Street from Market to Cornwall remains closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In this area, crews completed drilling micro-piles and the Support of Excavation (SOE) work for the new tunnel connecting the existing courthouse to the new courthouse. Work to excavate the tunnel slab and wall structure is underway, and preparations to support the existing courthouse structure have begun. Dry utility work impacting traffic patterns is complete for now but will resume on Church Street once the tunnel has been constructed. 

The Loudoun County Courthouse Expansion 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 at the Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage which are  located approximately two blocks from the courthouse near the intersection of Church and North Streets, NE. View parking details and a map of the shuttle route and walking path in this flyer (PDF).

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.

Jun 22

Overnight Utility Work Continues as Part of the Courts Complex Expansion; Starts June 26

Posted on June 22, 2022 at 2:37 PM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County is scheduled to continue utility work as part of the Courts Complex Expansion project in Leesburg, which will lead to evening and overnight traffic detours for about two weeks, beginning June 26, 2022. Weather permitting, the work activity will take place from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., Sunday through Friday. Residents will see increased construction activity and changes to the vehicular traffic flow on Edwards Ferry Road from Harrison Street NE to King Street, including a lane closure on Edwards Ferry Road, from Harrison Street NE to Church Street.

Traffic will be detoured around the construction. Road closure barriers, construction signs and detour signs will be set up prior to the work beginning each night and will be taken down the following morning. Access will be maintained to businesses in Colonial Square at 114 and 116 Edwards Ferry Road. Drivers and pedestrians should use extra caution when traveling through the area near the Loudoun County Courthouse and follow all directions from the posted signs and road crews.

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse 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. For more information about planning a trip to the courthouse, visit loudoun.gov/courthouse

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

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