Northstar Blvd: Route 50 to Tall Cedars Parkway


  • This project provides for the planning, design, right of way acquisition (ROW) and construction of a segment of Northstar Boulevard, a minor arterial roadway, from John Mosby Highway (Route 50) to Tall Cedars Parkway.
  • The plans include the construction of a new signalized intersection on Route 50 located near the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Arcola maintenance area headquarters.
  • The proposed project involves the construction of approximately 3,500 feet of four lane median divided minor arterial roadway, with turn lanes at the following intersecting roads: Route 50, Marrwood Drive, and Tall Cedars Parkway. The project also includes 10-foot-wide shared use paths on both sides of the road.
  • Traffic signals with pedestrian controls will be installed at the Route 50 and Tall Cedars Parkway intersections as part of this project.
  • 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.
  • The $45.8M project budget includes 70% funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA).
  • Public input on the design was solicited during a Public Information Meeting held on Tuesday December 15, 2015 at Arcola Elementary School in Arcola, Virginia from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Estimated completion of the roadway is currently late 2023/early 2024.

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Current Status: September 2022

  • Concrete foundations for the bridge have been poured and a box culvert, used to maintain the flow of water underneath the roadway, has been installed. Preparations for additional structural concrete pours at the bridge are underway.
  • Work to install stormwater pond #1 and construction modifications in the median at the intersection of Northstar Boulevard and Route 50 have begun.
  • Ongoing work includes the installation of stormwater pipe, dry utilities and earthwork throughout the project area.

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