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Posted on: October 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Groundbreaking for Northstar Boulevard from Route 50 to Tall Cedars Parkway Set for November 5

Link to information about groundbreaking ceremony for a segment of Northstar Boulevard

Loudoun County, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), invites members of the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the start of construction of Northstar Boulevard, Phase II, from Route 50 to Tall Cedars Parkway, on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. The event will take place near the intersection of Northstar Boulevard and Tall Cedars Parkway in Aldie.

Members of the Board of Supervisors, the NVTA, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are scheduled to be on hand for the ceremonial breaking of ground, kicking off construction of this regionally significant project. 

This project provides for the construction of the segment of Northstar Boulevard from Route 50 to Tall Cedars Parkway, addressing traffic congestion in the corridor, and improving capacity and safety on existing roadway networks within the Dulles South area. The project includes the construction of a new signalized intersection on Route 50, located near VDOT’s Arcola maintenance area headquarters. When completed, this segment of Northstar Boulevard will provide an alternative north/south connection to Route 50, improving capacity and safety on existing roadway networks within the Dulles South area. 

VDOT has recognized Northstar Boulevard as part of a north/south Corridor of Statewide Significance due to its potential to reduce congestion on parallel north/south routes between I-95 and Dulles International Airport and to connect travelers to activity centers in Loudoun County and beyond.

The county is also developing another segment of Northstar Boulevard from Evergreen Mills Road (formerly Shreveport Drive) to Route 50, which will join this segment with the existing roadway in the Brambleton area. 

Funding for this project is from the state Revenue Sharing Program administered by VDOT, the NVTA Regional Revenue Fund (70% Funds) and Local Distribution Fund (30% Funds), and proffers. Construction is expected to be completed by winter 2024. 

More information, including a link to sign up for updates on the project, can be found on the project page on the Loudoun County website.

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