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Oct 11

[ARCHIVED] Crews Prepare for Bridge Concrete Pours for Northstar Boulevard Project

The original item was published from October 11, 2022 9:47 AM to October 17, 2022 3:26 PM

Crews constructing a new segment of Northstar Boulevard from Route 50 to Tall Cedars Parkway in Aldie have completed installing concrete girders for the bridge and preparations for the bridge deck concrete pours are underway. Concrete pours are tentatively scheduled for the beginning of November 2022, weather permitting. In addition to roadway (and bridge) construction, this project includes the construction of a new signalized intersection on Route 50, located near the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Arcola maintenance area headquarters.

Ongoing construction work for the project includes the installation of stormwater pipe, dry utilities, stormwater pond #1, the median at the intersection of Northstar Boulevard and Route 50, and traffic signals (at Route 50, Marwood Road and Tall Cedars Parkway where they intersect with Northstar Boulevard). Earthwork throughout the project area is also ongoing. 

When completed, this segment of Northstar Boulevard will provide an alternative north/south connection to Route 50, addressing traffic congestion in the corridor and improving capacity and safety on existing roadway networks within the Dulles South area. Construction is expected to be completed by winter 2024. 

Northstar Boulevard is part of the North/South Corridor of Statewide Significance as described in the Virginia Transportation Plan (VTrans), addressing congestion on parallel north/south routes between I-95 and Dulles International Airport and connecting travelers to activity centers in Loudoun County and beyond. The county is also developing another segment of Northstar Boulevard from Evergreen Mills Road (formerly Shreveport Drive) to Route 50, which will join this segment with the existing roadway in the Brambleton area. Construction of this segment is expected to begin in late 2022.    

More information, including a link to sign up for updates on the project, can be found at loudoun.gov/northstarphase2.