Jun 09

Courts Complex Construction Crews Making Progress on New Courthouse Structure

Posted on June 9, 2021 at 9:24 AM by Heidi Kellum

Crews working on the expansion of the Loudoun County Courthouse are making progress on the new courthouse structure under construction at the corner of Church Street and Edwards Ferry Road in downtown Leesburg. The Courts Complex Expansion project includes the design and construction of a new 92,000-square-foot Loudoun County District Courthouse and renovation of existing courts facilities, including new parking facilities.

Over the last two months, crews completed the installation of structural steel and the concrete slab on metal deck floor system for the new courthouse building, which is the typical floor system used in structural steel construction. In addition to ongoing work to rough-in electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems, crews have begun framing exterior walls and installing spray-on fireproofing material. 

Future phases of construction include pathway installation and building a tunnel under Church Street that connects the existing courthouse to the new building. The project is expected to be complete and open to the public in 2023.

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse will continue to have access to free parking throughout the duration of the project. The Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage are located approximately two blocks from the courthouse near the intersection of Church and North Streets, NE. 

For more information about the new courthouse construction project, including contact information, and to sign up for email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion. For more information about the courts, visit loudoun.gov/courts

May 25

Crane Work Scheduled for May 25, 2021

Posted on May 25, 2021 at 7:01 AM by Shawn Zelman

The contractor for the new Loudoun County Courthouse is planning to install roof-top air handling units on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. To do this, a crane will be staged on the construction site adjacent to Edwards Ferry Road. One lane of Edwards Ferry Road will be closed while the crane is lifting the units from the truck beds parked along the road. Residents should expect intermittent lane closures on Edward Ferry Road during the transfer of the units to the roof. 

Construction will start at the contractor’s current allowable work hours of 7:00 a.m. and will be completed by 3:30 p.m. Drivers and pedestrians should use extra caution when traveling through this area and follow all directions from the posted signs and road crews. For safety, no pedestrians will be allowed in the work area along the north side of Edwards Ferry Road. 

Construction of the new facility is now estimated at 25 percent complete. Future phases of construction include construction of concrete deck slabs, electrical pathway installation, exterior wall framing, and building a tunnel under Church Street that connects the existing courthouse to the new building. The project is expected to be complete and open to the public in 2023.

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse will continue to have access to free parking throughout the duration of the project. The Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage are located approximately two blocks from the courthouse near the intersection of Church and North Streets, NE. 

For more information about the new courthouse construction project, including contact information, and to sign up for email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion. For more information about the courts, visit loudoun.gov/courts

May 18

Courthouse Concrete Pour Scheduled for May 20, 2021

Posted on May 18, 2021 at 3:44 PM by Shawn Zelman

The contractor for the new Loudoun County Courthouse is planning to pour concrete slabs for the building on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Construction will start before the contractor’s current allowable work hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Thursday, construction activity onsite will begin at 5:00 a.m., at which time the crews will set-up concrete pumping equipment. Concrete for the pour is scheduled to arrive at approximately 6:00 a.m. Loudoun County has received the required approvals for the change in the work hours. 

There will be one pump truck onsite, located adjacent to Edwards Ferry Road. The construction team expects the concrete deliveries to be done by 3:30 p.m., with construction crews working until 11:00 p.m.  

Residents should expect intermittent lane closures on Edward Ferry Road and to hear increased construction noise including truck back-up alarms and extra lighting during the early morning and evening hours. Drivers should use extra caution when traveling through this area and follow all directions from the posted signs and road crews. 

Construction of the new facility is now estimated at 25 percent complete. Future phases of construction include construction of concrete deck slabs, electrical pathway installation, exterior wall framing, and building a tunnel under Church Street that connects the existing courthouse to the new building. The project is expected to be complete and open to the public in 2023.

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse will continue to have access to free parking throughout the duration of the project. The Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage are located approximately two blocks from the courthouse near the intersection of Church and North Streets, NE. 

For more information about the new courthouse construction project, including contact information, and to sign up for email and text updates on the project, visit loudoun.gov/courts-expansion. For more information about the courts, visit loudoun.gov/courts