Northern Virginia continues to prove their dedication to their residents and roadways. The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) is proposing over 40 transportation changes and projects in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties – all to benefit drivers and their commutes. Five of those projects would take place in Loudoun County, making One Loudoun even more accessible to motorists.
According to the NTVA website, these are the proposed projects for Loudoun County:
- The widening of Belmont Ridge Road, North of the Dulles Greenway. The new roadway will be expanded from two lanes to four lanes.
- A new Park-n-Ride Facility for Leesburg. This will allow for more connecting transit, making it easier to access the Silver Line of the Metro.
- Two new 40-foot transit buses. These will connect the Silver Line of the Metro to East Gate Park-n-Ride.
- Grade separation on Edwards Ferry Road at the Route 15 Leesburg bypass.
- The improvement of ‘hot spots’ along Route 28 (in Loudoun), where congestion is common.
Not only are these five projects being proposed by NTVA, but the Virginia Department of Transportation is also moving forward with adjustments on Route 606 that were proposed earlier this summer. This will further improve traffic in Loudoun County.
Improved roadways are great news for retailers. Easier roads add to the accessibility and convenience of One Loudoun, increasing the amount of visitors. So not only will retailers see foot traffic from the surrounding community, they’ll have more outside shoppers stopping by regularly.
Additionally, One Loudoun will be introducing five new bus depots to the community this fall, complimenting the positive impact made by the transportation improvements.