Route 15 North Widening: Battlefield Pkwy. to Montresor Rd.
- This project includes the design, land acquisition and construction to widen Route 15 from two to four lanes between Battlefield Parkway and Montresor Road. The project scope includes:
- a signalized Continuous Green "T" (CGT) intersection at North King Street to allow through traffic to continue north on Route 15 without stopping
- an updated signalized intersection at Whites Ferry Road
- a two-lane hybrid roundabout at Montresor Road
- a realigned section of Limestone School Road to connect with the Montresor Road roundabout
- a shared use path on the west side of Route 15 from Tuscarora High School to Montresor Road
- a shared use path along the entire length of Whites Ferry Road
- The design process includes context-sensitive methods and follows the Journey Through Hallowed Ground guidelines where possible.
- The results of the Route 15 North Congestion Report, initiated to reduce traffic between Battlefield Parkway and Whites Ferry Road, were presented to the Board of Supervisors in May 2017.
- Recommendations from the report included widening Route 15 from two to four lanes between Battlefield Parkway and Montresor Road.
- As a result of the report, the board directed the initiation of the Route 15 North Safety and Operations Study to identify potential improvements between Whites Ferry Road and the Maryland state line.
- Public workshops and focus group meetings were held between August 2017 and October 2018 to obtain public feedback on Route 15 North widening design alternatives and evaluate traffic data and proposed concepts for the Route 15 North Safety and Operations Study.
- The project is based on congestion, safety and operational studies that were performed between 2016 and 2018, endorsed by the Board of Supervisors on May 18, 2017 and expanded by the Board on September 20, 2018.
- A phase I environmental site assessment was completed in March 2020.
- Wetlands delineation was completed in March 2020.
- Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure staff presented an information item to the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee on May 12, 2020 showing how the project will be split into two phases:
- Phase I will incorporate the road widening between Battlefield Parkway and Whites Ferry Road.
- Phase II will incorporate the roadway widening between Whites Ferry Road and Montresor Road, the relocation of Limestone School Road, and construction of the roundabout at Montresor Road.
Public Information Meeting
- Loudoun County held a virtual public information meeting on October 29, 2020. Members of the public asked questions and provided comments to the project team. Exhibit materials showing updates to the March 2020 30% design and a question and answer document are available in the Document section below.
Current Status: September 2022
- A prioritized list of potential short-term safety and operational improvements that could be made in advance of the ultimate improvements for the corridor will be presented to the Board for consideration no later than the October 18, 2022 Board meeting.
- At the Board of Supervisors business meeting on July 5, 2022, Loudoun County approved the Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM) related to safety and operational improvements to U.S. Route 15 north of Leesburg. With this approval, the Loudoun County 2019 Countywide Transportation Plan (2019 CTP) will be amended by changing the planned ultimate condition of U.S. Route 15 between Montresor Road and the Maryland state line. For more information about the proposed improvements, view the blog.
- Phase I design is at 100% completion and Phase II is at 60% completion.
- Phase I construction is currently estimated for 2024 to 2026. Phase II construction is currently estimated for 2026 to 2028.
- Right of way acquisition is estimated to begin in summer 2022.
- Signal Justification Report North King Street (PDF)
- VDOT Approval_Signal Justification Report North King Street (PDF)
- Route 15 North Executive Summary Corridor Report (PDF)
- 30% design exhibit for segment of project between Battlefield Parkway and Whites Ferry Road (phase I of project)
- 30% design exhibit for segment of project between Whites Ferry Road and Montresor Road to include relocation of Limestone School Road, and roundabout at Montresor Road
- Project phasing presentation made at May 12, 2020 FGOEDC meeting.
Stay Informed About This Project
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- If you have questions about this project, email county staff or call 703-737-8624.
Email Glen Barbour, Public Information Officer or call 703-771-5086.