Route 7/15 Bypass & Sycolin Road Intersection Permanent Closure: Weather Alters Schedule
June 7, 2013: Please note that due to inclement weather, Shirley Contracting and the Virginia Department of Transportation have announced that the activities related to the closure of Sycolin Road originally scheduled to begin the evening of Friday, June 7, 2013, have been rescheduled to begin on the evening of Saturday, June 8, with completion by mid-day Sunday, June 9, weather permitting.
The traffic signal on the Route 7/15 Bypass at Sycolin Road will be removed permanently. Once the signal is removed, traffic on the bypass will not have access to Sycolin Road, either north or south.
After the the traffic signal on the Route 7/15 Bypass at Sycolin Road is removed, access from the bypass to Sycolin Road, the Leesburg Executive Airport, Loudoun County’s Philip Bolen Park, the Loudoun County Voter Registration Office, and other destinations in the southeast sector of Leesburg will be routed via the Dulles Greenway or Route 7 to Battlefield Parkway. As a reminder, both Exit 1 (Leesburg Bypass) and Exit 2 (Miller Drive/Battlefield Parkway) from the Dulles Greenway are toll-free. Click on the map above for a look at the new traffic patterns.
The intersection closure is necessary for the construction of the Sycolin Overpass. During construction, Sycolin Road will be closed from Gateway Drive to Hope Parkway. Construction is expected to last fourteen months. The overpass is scheduled to open in August 2014, restoring traffic on Sycolin Road between Gateway Drive and Hope Parkway. However, there will be no access to Sycolin Road from the bypass or to the bypass from Sycolin Road once the overpass is completed.
For more information, please visit the VDOT Project Website here
or call the VDOT Information Line at 1-800-367-7623.