Jan 14

Update on Steel Erection at Courthouse Construction Project

Posted on January 14, 2021 at 10:36 AM by Glen Barbour

This notice updates the January 8, 2021 announcement regarding the construction of the steel structure for the new Courthouse.  This work, which was scheduled to begin this week, has be postponed until the week of January 18, 2021.  Area residents may notice a crane on the job site as soon as January 15, 2021. Construction of the steel structure will likely start the following week.

For more information about the new courthouse construction project, including contact information, and to sign up for email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion. For more information about the courts, visit loudoun.gov/courts.
Jan 08

Steel Erection to Begin at Courthouse Construction Project

Posted on January 8, 2021 at 10:58 AM by Shawn Zelman

The construction of the new Loudoun County Courthouse is reaching a new milestone this month:  the erection of the building’s steel structure is scheduled to begin soon. This next phase in the project requires a crane and trucks carrying steel to the jobsite. As a result, residents should expect travel delays in the vicinity of the new courthouse due to partial road closures.

The crane for this work is expected to arrive on January 11, 2021, and will stage on the jobsite, directly adjacent to Edwards Ferry Road. Erection of the steel structure is expected to take several months during which time numerous deliveries of steel are expected. Steel deliveries will be received on the westbound lane of Edwards Ferry Road, resulting in temporary lane closures.

Residents should be aware of the following:
  • Safety barrels will be placed around the section of Edwards Ferry Road where steel deliveries will be received.
  • Street-side parking will be closed along Edwards Ferry Road, between 114 Edwards Ferry Road and Church Street, for the entire duration of steel erection.
  • When receiving steel deliveries, the sidewalk along the northern edge of Edwards Ferry Road will be closed between 114 Edwards Ferry Road and Church Street. Flagman will safely direct pedestrian traffic around the delivery area.
  • When receiving steel deliveries, one lane of Edwards Ferry Road will be blocked to vehicular traffic. Signs and flagman will be provided to safely guide vehicular traffic around the delivery area. 
  • At the end of each day’s deliveries, safety barrels and signage will be removed, thereby allowing two-way vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic along Edwards Ferry Road. Parking will be prohibited along Edwards Ferry Road until the conclusion of steel deliveries.
  • No more than two delivery trucks are expected on Edwards Ferry Road at any given time and are expected to stage adjacent to the jobsite. 
Crane and steel deliveries are expected to enter the Town via the Route 15 Bypass and Edwards Ferry Road. Once unloaded, trucks will continue west on Edwards Ferry Road and exit Town via West Market Street to the Route 7 Bypass. All deliveries are expected during normal, allowable work hours. The contractor has received the required approvals for impact to traffic on Edward Ferry Road.

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse will continue to have access to free parking throughout the duration of the project. The Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage are located approximately two blocks from the courthouse near the intersection of Church and North Streets, NE. More information about planning a trip to the courthouse is posted at loudoun.gov/courthousetrip

For more information about the new courthouse construction project, including contact information, and to sign up for email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion. For more information about the courts, visit loudoun.gov/courts.

Jan 07

Construction Hours Extended Temporarily for New Courthouse; Scheduled January 8th

Posted on January 7, 2021 at 4:35 PM by Shawn Zelman

Loudoun County is planning to pour concrete slabs for the courthouse building’s basement. Due to the size and complexity of these pours, extended work hours are required.

Construction will start before, and potentially end after, the contractor’s current allowable work hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Construction activity onsite will begin at 6:00 a.m., at which time the crews will set-up concrete pumping equipment. Concrete for the pour will be scheduled to arrive at approximately 7:00 a.m. Construction crews are expected to be completed with their work by 9:00 p.m.; however, due to the need to complete concrete pours of this nature once they have started, work may extend later into the evening until complete, but not lasting past midnight. 

Loudoun County has received the required approvals for the change in the work hours. Weather permitting and baring any unexpected circumstances, construction for the fourth of five planned concrete pours is:

Pour #4: Friday, January 8, 2021

Residents should expect to hear increased construction noise including truck back-up alarms and they should also expect extra lighting during the early morning and evening hours. 

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse will continue to have access to free parking throughout the duration of the project. The Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage are located approximately two blocks from the courthouse near the intersection of Church and North Streets, NE. More information about planning a trip to the courthouse is posted at loudoun.gov/courthousetrip


For more information about the new courthouse construction project, including contact information, and to sign up for email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion. For more information about the courts, visit loudoun.gov/courts