This project provides for the design, right of way (ROW) acquisition and construction of the extension of Sterling Boulevard from Pacific Boulevard to its connection with Moran Road (Route 634). The roadway will be a four-lane urban major connector with divided median, associated turn lanes, a shared used path on one side of the road and a sidewalk on the other. When completed, this project will improve access to the Loudoun Gateway Metrorail Station and connect with Shellhorn Road.
Loudoun County and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is funding the project.
A public information meeting was held to discuss the Sterling Boulevard Extension project and to solicit feedback on May 26, 2016. The Board of Supervisors endorsed the design during the July 20, 2017 Business Meeting.
At the January 19, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board endorsed a name change for Sterling Boulevard west of Route 28 to Shellhorn Road. Signage and structures will be changed to indicate the new roadway name.