The last segment of Riverside Parkway from Riverside Commons Plaza to Loudoun County Parkway opened to traffic today, September 14, 2021. This new segment has eliminated Lexington Drive and now extends Riverside Parkway from Riverside Commons Plaza to Loudoun County Parkway at George Washington Boulevard, completing a missing link in the county’s road network. It also provides the final roadway connection between River Creek Parkway and Loudoun County Parkway. Previously, vehicles traveling between these roadways had to use Route 7.
Loudoun County celebrated the completion of construction for the Riverside Parkway project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 2, 2021. The Riverside Parkway project constructed a four-lane, median-divided roadway between Riverside Commons Plaza to Loudoun County Parkway at George Washington Boulevard. In addition to the removal of Lexington Drive on both sides of Route 7, the project included a new water main and replacement of the existing temporary traffic signal at Loudoun County Parkway and George Washington Boulevard with a permanent signal.
The completion of the last segment of Riverside Parkway, in conjunction with the Battlefield Parkway Interchange project, improves traffic flow and allows Route 7 to operate as a freeway west of Countryside Boulevard in Loudoun County. The project also will improve connectivity among the Lexington 7, Potomac Farms, River Creek and University Center communities. It is expected this connectivity will divert local traffic from Route 7 to the completed Riverside Parkway corridor.
More information about the project can be found at loudoun.gov/riversideparkway.