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Oct 24

Board Approves Location and Design of W&OD Overpass at Sterling Boulevard

Posted on October 24, 2022 at 9:48 AM by Shawn Zelman

During its October 18, 2022 business meeting, the Board of Supervisors endorsed the location and major design elements of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD) Trail overpass at Sterling Boulevard. County staff now can proceed with the final design and preparation of construction documents. 

Once complete, the overpass will remove the W&OD Trail’s last at-grade crossing of a four-lane roadway in Loudoun County.  Throughout the process, residents were invited to provide input during a public meeting in March 2022.

NOVA Parks operates the 45-mile W&OD, a bicycle and pedestrian trail that runs from Shirlington Road in Arlington to North 21st Street in Purcellville.

The proposed project provides for the design and construction of a W&OD Trail pedestrian/bike bridge over Sterling Boulevard (Route 846). Sterling Boulevard is Loudoun County’s only four-lane roadway that crosses the W&OD Trail. When complete, the pedestrian/bike overpass will separate pedestrians, bicyclists, horseback riders and other users of the W&OD Trail from roadway traffic on Sterling Boulevard. 
Visit the Sterling Boulevard and W&OD Trail Overpass project page to learn more and to sign up for alerts.