Jan 12

Segment of Arcola Mills Drive to Close Permanently February 1

Posted on January 12, 2023 at 3:21 PM by Nancy McCormick

On February 1, 2023, Loudoun County will permanently close a segment of Arcola Mills Drive in Aldie to through traffic between Evergreen Mills Road and Belmont Ridge Road.  A 700-foot segment of Arcola Mills Drive will close in advance of the county’s project to extend Northstar Boulevard from Evergreen Mills Road to Route 50.

Road signs will be posted to establish a new traffic pattern during the week of January 16, 2023. Business entrances and private driveways on the north side of the closed segment of Arcola Mills Drive will remain accessible to vehicles from the Evergreen Mills Road intersection. Entrances and driveways on the south side of the closed segment will remain accessible from the Belmont Ridge Road intersection. Drivers are encouraged to review the Arcola Mills Traffic Pattern Map (PDF) for guidance and follow all directions from road crews and signs.  

Loudoun County’s Northstar Boulevard project will construct a new four-lane, median divided roadway from Evergreen Mills Road to Route 50, which will pass through the closed segment of Arcola Mills Drive. The project also includes 10-foot-wide shared use paths on both sides of the new roadway. Once constructed, the new 1.6-mile segment of Northstar Boulevard will serve as a minor arterial roadway from Route 50 to Evergreen Mills Road. It is also part of what will be a 14-mile, uninterrupted corridor extending from Route 7 south to the Prince William County line. When completed, this segment of Northstar Boulevard will provide an alternative north/south connection to Route 50, not only addressing traffic congestion in the corridor, but also improving capacity and safety on existing roadway networks within the Dulles South area. 

Funding for this project includes a $25 million Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation administered by the Federal Highway Administration. Funding for this project is also provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Regional Revenue Fund (70% Funds) and Local Distribution Fund (30% Funds) and Loudoun County. Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2024.

The county is also constructing Northstar Boulevard from Tall Cedars to Route 50, which will join this segment.

More information, including a link to sign up for updates on the project, can be found on the Loudoun County website at loudoun.gov/northstarphase1

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Mar 17

Progress is Made on Design for Northstar Boulevard Project

Posted on March 17, 2021 at 10:24 AM by Heidi Kellum

Last month, preliminary bridge plans and traffic volume justifications for the Northstar Boulevard - Shreveport Drive to Route 50 project were submitted to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for review. 60% design plans are expected to be submitted to VDOT and Loudoun County Building and Development (B&D) for review at the end of March 2021. 

Field investigation work is ongoing, including land survey/mapping, utility designations and geotechnical investigations.

This project will design and construct a new four-lane, median divided segment of Northstar Boulevard from Shreveport Drive to U.S. Route 50. The scope includes a 10-foot-wide shared use path on both sides of the roadway, a traffic signal at Route 50 and the realignment of a portion of Arcola Mills Drive, formerly known as Evergreen Mills Road. 

The project is currently estimated for completion in mid-2024.

For more information about Northstar Boulevard: Shreveport Drive to Route 50, visit the project page.

Dec 09

Design-Build Contract Awarded for Northstar Boulevard: Shreveport Drive to Route 50 Project

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 8:52 AM by Heidi Kellum

On November 17, 2020, the design-build contract was awarded for the Northstar Boulevard: Shreveport Drive to Route 50 project to Shirley Contracting Company, LLC of Lorton, VA in association with Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.

The design phase of the design-build contract will begin in December 2020.

This project will design and construct a new four-lane, median divided segment of Northstar Boulevard from Shreveport Drive to U.S. Route 50. The scope includes a 10 foot wide shared use path on both sides of the roadway, a traffic signal at Route 50 and the realignment of a portion of Arcola Mills Drive, formerly known as Evergreen Mills Road. 

The project is currently estimated for completion in mid-2024.

For more information about Northstar Boulevard: Shreveport Drive to Route 50, visit the project page.