Apr 20

Route 15 South Public Meetings Scheduled for March Canceled

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 1:57 PM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County is canceling the two Route 15 South public meetings originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, and Saturday, March 28, 2020. The public will be notified once the meetings are rescheduled.

Loudoun County is seeking community input as it conducts a safety and operational study on an approximately 12-mile segment of Route 15 South between the Town of Leesburg and Prince William County. The purpose of the study is to identify safety and traffic operational issues and present recommended solutions for consideration by the Board of Supervisors. 

More information about the Route 15 South Safety and Operational Study is online at loudoun.gov/route15south
Apr 20

Route 15 South Safety and Operational Study Holds First Focus Group Meeting

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 1:57 PM by Nancy McCormick

On February 27, 2020, the first focus group meeting for the Route 15 South Safety and Operational Study was held at the Loudoun County Government Center. The focus group is intended to allow for discussion with property owners whose use or activity generates significant traffic, business owners and representatives of civic organizations located in the area. In addition to input by the focus group, meetings will be conducted with members of the general public to identify their concerns and to obtain their preferences on proposed recommendations.

During its initial meeting, the focus group participated in a facilitated discussion and took part in several exercises that aim to advance the county’s understanding of the issues that impact residents, business owners and motorists who travel along the Route 15 South corridor. Members of the focus group shared their first-hand observations, perspectives and concerns about the corridor. The Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure is working closely with a consultant, AECOM, which has expertise in transportation planning and engineering, to accomplish the study.

The Board of Supervisors initiated the study of Route 15 South during its June 2017 Transportation Summit. The purpose of the study is to identify existing safety issues on Route 15 South in Virginia, from the south corporate limit of the Town of Leesburg to the Prince William County line, and to analyze roadway conditions and traffic data to address existing and future operational issues. In 2019, the county and AECOM began to evaluate existing conditions along Route 15 South, through traffic data, obtaining crash history data, and analyzing roadway and intersection safety, and roadway design.

There will be up to five focus group meetings throughout the study. In addition, members of the public will be encouraged to provide input during the public meetings. Public input opportunities will be announced at a later date. At this time, anyone may provide feedback on the Route 15 South corridor by emailing the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure.

The county anticipates the study will be completed in the summer of 2021. Once complete, the results will be presented to the Board of Supervisors with recommended improvements that can be implemented in phases.

For more information about the Route 15 Safety and Operational Study, visit loudoun.gov/Route15South

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Apr 20

County to Begin Public Input Activities for the Route 15 (South) Study

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 1:56 PM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County's Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure will hold the first in a series of public input activities on the Route 15 (South) Safety and Operational Study later this month.

The purpose of the study is to identify safety issues on Route 15 from the south corporate limit of the Town of Leesburg to the Prince William County line, and to analyze roadway conditions and traffic data to address existing and future operational issues. Work began in the fall of 2019 to evaluate existing conditions along Route 15 (South) including roadway and intersection safety, roadway design and traffic. When the study is complete, the results will be presented to the Board of Supervisors with recommended phased improvements.

A focus group, consisting of property owners, business owners and community groups, will provide input on the corridor through a facilitated discussion in an effort to capture local observations, perspectives and concerns along the corridor. Members of the public may observe the focus group meeting, which is scheduled for February 27, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at the Loudoun County Government Center; however, the public will not be able to participate in the discussion. 

Public feedback is encouraged and, at this time, can be submitted in writing via email. Future opportunities for public input will be announced at a later date.

For more information about the Route 15 (South) Safety and Operational Study, visit loudoun.gov/route15south