Jul 16

Temporary Detour Planned on Smith Circle West

Posted on July 16, 2020 at 10:11 AM by Shawn Zelman

Since our last construction update, a temporary detour on Smith Circle west is planned to be completed on July 17, 2020 and used by all traffic until October 2020. Message boards and orange barrels will be in place for safety and to direct traffic. 

The construction of a detour on Smith Circle east is expected to be completed by September 2020, weather permitting. 

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

For more information about this project, visit the project page at Loudoun.gov/riversideparkway.

Jun 03

Crews Make Progress on Riverside Parkway Construction

Posted on June 3, 2020 at 2:34 PM by Heidi Kellum

Since our March construction update, storm water management facilities for the Riverside Parkway construction project have been excavated and will remain at temporary grades for the next several months. Erosion and sediment control work is ongoing. Temporary detour roads on Smith Circle (east & west) are under construction and expected to be complete by June 10. 

Work to construct the roadway embankment has begun and will continue over the next several weeks. Existing roadways in the area are subject to temporary lane closures on weekdays, with possible closures on evenings and weekends. 

Underground utility work is in process and will continue for several weeks. Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are cautioned to proceed with care near the construction area, as they may encounter steel plates and loose gravel during utility installation.

Work is underway that will allow for the reopening of the west bound lanes on Lexington Drive from Smith Circle to Pearl Crescent Square. Until the reopening, traffic will continue to be diverted to the two existing eastbound lanes and this segment of Lexington Drive will be subject to one lane closures on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

As a reminder, temporary construction entrances have been established on Smith Circle (east & west). Motorists may experience minor delays due to flagging in this area on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for construction activities. Also, the intersection of Silvery Blue Terrace and Lexington Drive will remain 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.

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

For more information about this project, visit the project page at Loudoun.gov/riversideparkway.

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 Loudoun.gov/riversideparkway.