Route 15 North of Leesburg
Loudoun County is seeking public input on alternatives that have been proposed to relieve congestion on Route 15 north of Leesburg. Additionally, the county is seeking input on safety and operational issues on Route 15 between Whites Ferry Road and the Maryland state line.
Tell us what your preferences and priorities are for Route 15 north of Leesburg by taking an online, interactive survey:
The deadline to take the survey is Monday, July 24, 2017.
Public Input Meetings
Loudoun County held three public input meetings on proposals for the the Route 15 corridor between Whites Ferry Road and the Maryland state line in June and July 2017: Monday, June 26, in Leesburg; and Saturday, July 8, and Saturday, July 15, in Lucketts.
Route 15 (James Monroe Highway/Leesburg Bypass) is a four-lane, median-divided roadway in the Town of Leesburg that transitions to a two-lane roadway north of Battlefield Parkway and continues to the Maryland state line at the Point of Rocks bridge over the Potomac River. The afternoon congestion on northbound Route 15 has been increasing in recent years; traffic routinely backs up beyond Battlefield Parkway. In recent years, both the Town of Leesburg and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have studied this segment of Route 15 to determine the cause of congestion and identify potential solutions.
Route 15 Congestion Report
The Route 15 Congestion Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors on May 18, 2017. It provides an analysis of improvements identified to relieve congestion on Route 15 north of the Town of Leesburg, including two recommended alternatives.
The Board item, a presentation made during the meeting, and the "Copy Teste," the official record of the Board's action, are online:
Route 15 Safety and Operational Study North of Whites Ferry Road to the Maryland State Line
At the May 18, 2017, Board of Supervisor’s meeting, the Board also directed staff to conduct a study of the safety and operational issues on Route 15 between Whites Ferry Road and the Maryland state line to identify progressive improvements that can be implemented.
The Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure is managing the Route 15 project. Questions on the project may be directed to the county via email.