Mar 05

New Riverside Parkway Segment Construction Scheduled for March

Posted on March 5, 2020 at 10:55 AM by Heidi Kellum

The county’s contractor for the Riverside Parkway construction project has cleared the project area of vegetation and earthwork is underway. Utilities have been removed and the work to construct permanent storm drainage pipe and structures has begun.

If weather permits, all erosion and sediment controls, including four sediment basins, will be completed in March and construction of the new roadway will begin.

When construction of the new roadway begins, temporary construction access roads will be established at Smith Circle (west) and will be in use for the duration of the project. The existing west bound lanes on Lexington Drive from Smith Circle to Pearl Crescent Square will be closed and all traffic will be diverted to the two existing eastbound lanes.  This road segment is subject to temporary one lane closures on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The intersection of Silvery Blue Terrace and Lexington Drive will be closed while a new entrance to Silvery Blue Terrace is constructed to align with the new roadway. A detour, from Silvery Blue Terrace to Fiery Skipper Terrace to Pearl Crescent Square, will allow access to Lexington Drive until the reconstructed entrance at Silvery Blue Terrace is safe for vehicular traffic. View the detour plan for details.

Seven days in advance of any changes to traffic patterns, electronic message boards will be placed along the roadway and will remain in place for several days.

Temporary construction entrances have been established on Smith Circle (east and west). Motorists may experience minor delays due to flagging in this area on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Access for public traffic, school buses, emergency equipment and police vehicles are given first priority when flagging occurs.

The project is on schedule to be completed in fall 2021.

For more information about this project, visit the project page at

Dec 13

Loudoun Breaks Ground for the Riverside Parkway Project

Posted on December 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County officials are celebrating the start of construction of another road project that will ease traffic congestion: the final segment of Riverside Parkway.

Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors were among those on hand Thursday for a ceremonial groundbreaking, marking the beginning of construction of a new four-lane, divided road segment, extending Riverside Parkway from Silvery Blue Terrace to Loudoun County Parkway at George Washington Boulevard. The project also calls for the removal of Lexington Drive on both sides of Route 7, a new Loudoun Water main and the replacement of the existing temporary traffic signal at Loudoun County Parkway and George Washington Boulevard with a permanent signal. 

The completion of Riverside Parkway, in conjunction with the planned Battlefield Parkway Interchange project, will improve traffic flow and will allow Route 7 to operate as a freeway west of Countryside Boulevard in Loudoun County. The project also will improve connectivity among the Lexington 7, Potomac Farms, River Crest and University Center communities.

Construction of this segment of Riverside Parkway is expected to be completed by the fall of 2021. The total cost of the project is currently $23.34 million.

More information about this project, visit the project page at
Dec 09

Construction Work for the Riverside Parkway Project is Underway

Posted on December 9, 2019 at 4:42 PM by Nancy McCormick

The county’s subcontractor for the Riverside Parkway construction project, Francis O. Day Company, Inc., has completed the removal of the traffic signal at the intersection of Lexington Drive and Route 7. The installation of inlaid pavement markers on Route 7 will take place at a future date; however, there are no planned impacts to motorists on Route 7 at this time.

A construction entrance for the project has been established on Smith Circle (west) and is maintained with a sweeper to keep the entrance and roadway clear of debris. Motorists may experience minor delays due to flagging in this area while periodic sweeping is taking place.

In preparation for constructing the new Riverside Parkway segment, Francis O. Day Company, Inc. continues to install and maintain erosion and sediment control measures from Silvery Blue Terrace to Loudoun County Parkway. This work includes stabilizing areas that will not be disturbed for more than 30 days with temporary seeds and mulch, and the construction of four temporary sediment basins.

For more information about the Riverside Parkway: Loudoun County Parkway to Lexington Drive project, visit the project page at