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Sep 18

The Next Phase of Riverside Parkway Construction is Underway

Posted on September 18, 2020 at 9:52 AM by Heidi Kellum

The next phase of construction activities for the entire length of the newly constructed Riverside Parkway from Pearl Crescent to Loudoun County Pkwy are now underway. Work currently includes curb and gutter, aggregate stone base, paving, utilities and a traffic signal. Motorists may experience minor delays in this area on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The temporary detour on Smith Circle west will continue to be used by all traffic until October 2020. A new temporary detour will be built on Smith Circle east in late September or early October. Once opened, drivers are encouraged to proceed with caution.

By early October 2020, traffic will be rerouted onto a short section of newly constructed Riverside Parkway, starting at Pearl Crescent Square and ending at Smith Circle West. Message boards and orange barrels will be in place for safety and to direct traffic. In addition, Lexington Drive from Silvery Blue Terrace to Blue Mount Nursery will be permanently closed and removed. Motorists are advised to use the newly constructed Garden Center Court to access Blue Mount Nursery at the intersection of the Smith Circle West and Riverside Parkway. View the Riverside Parkway temporary traffic plan for details.

The intersection at Silvery Blue Terrace 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 Pearl Crescent Square will allow access to Lexington Drive until the reconstructed entrance at Silvery Blue Terrace is safe for vehicular traffic. View the Silvery Blue Terrace detour plan for details.

This project will extend Riverside Parkway from Silvery Blue Terrace to Loudoun County Parkway at George Washington Boulevard. The scope of work includes the construction of a new four-lane, divided road segment, the removal of Lexington Drive on both sides of Route 7, a new Loudoun Water main, and the replacement of the existing temporary traffic signal at Loudoun County Parkway and George Washington Boulevard with a permanent signal. 

The completion of Riverside Parkway, in conjunction with the planned Battlefield Parkway Interchange project, will improve traffic flow and will allow Route 7 to operate as a freeway west of Countryside Boulevard in Loudoun County. 

Construction of this segment of Riverside Parkway is expected to be completed by the fall of 2021. 

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