May 20

Church Street Closures Scheduled for Loudoun Courthouse Construction Utility Work Beginning May 23

Posted on May 20, 2022 at 12:14 PM by Heidi Kellum

Loudoun County is scheduled to continue utility work as part of the Loudoun County Courts Complex Expansion project, which will result in daily closures of a segment of Church Street, SE, between Market and Loudoun Streets. The closures will prohibit through traffic on Church Street. The closures are expected to last for about two weeks, beginning Monday, May 23, 2022. Weather permitting, the construction will take place on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

During this timeframe, through traffic will access this segment of Church Street, SE, during evening and weekend hours only. Daily access will be maintained for pedestrians and businesses, and the Town of Leesburg parking lot and Government Center Parking Garage will remain open. Drivers and pedestrians should use extra caution when traveling through this area and follow all directions from the posted signs and road crews. 

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse continue to have access to the existing building. Free parking is available in the Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage, which is located off Church Street, approximately two blocks from the courthouse. For more information about planning your trip to the courthouse, visit loudoun.gov/courthouse.

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

 

Apr 21

Road Closures Scheduled for Loudoun Courthouse Construction Utility Work Beginning May 1

Posted on April 21, 2022 at 4:21 PM by Shawn Zelman

Loudoun County is scheduled to continue utility work as part of the Loudoun County Courts Complex Expansion project, which will lead to overnight traffic detours for about two weeks, beginning May 1, 2022. Weather permitting, the construction will take place in the evenings from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., Sunday through Friday. This construction will require several roads to be closed, including:

  •  Edwards Ferry Road from Harrison Street NE to King Street.
  • Church Street from Edwards Ferry Road and Market Street to Cornwall Street.
  • Market Street from Harrison Street SE to King Street.

Traffic will be detoured around the construction. Road closure barriers, construction signs and detour signs will be setup prior to the work commencing each night and will be taken down the following morning. Access will be maintained to businesses at 114 and 116 Edwards Ferry Road in Colonial Square. Drivers and pedestrians should use extra caution when traveling through this area and follow all directions from the posted signs and road crews. 

Visitors to the Loudoun County Courthouse continue to have access to the existing building. Free parking is available in the Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage, which is located off Church Street, approximately two blocks from the courthouse. For more information about planning your trip to the courthouse, visit loudoun.gov/courthouse.

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

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Apr 06

Crews Make Progress Framing Loudoun County Courthouse Courtrooms

Posted on April 6, 2022 at 9:34 AM by Heidi Kellum

Construction crews working inside the Loudoun County Courthouse Expansion project at the corner of Church Street and Edwards Ferry Road in downtown Leesburg are making visible progress framing the new courtrooms. View a recent courtroom construction photo next to a rendering of the finished courtroom. (PDF) Work to install interior mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems is ongoing, including inspections. The 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. 

On the outside of the building, crews have completed installation of the first air barrier in preparation for installing the roof. Roof installation will begin after the last of the materials arrive in May. Work to install brick veneer on the eastern façade of the courthouse is also nearing completion. 

Crews are beginning site and security wall masonry work on the south side of the building site. The installation of dry utility duct banks for Dominion, Segra and Verizon is also underway on the west side of the building along Edwards Ferry Road and on the north side along Church Street. Framing work for curtainwall and windows has begun on the southside of the building in preparation for the installation of bullet-proof glazing.

Church Street from Market to Cornwall remains closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In this area, crews have begun preparations to drill micro-piles and the Support of Excavation (SOE) work for the new tunnel connecting the existing courthouse to the new courthouse. This work is expected to begin by early May 2022.

The Loudoun County Courthouse Expansion 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 at the Pennington Lot and Pennington Garage which are located approximately two blocks from the courthouse near the intersection of Church and North Streets, NE. View parking details and a map of the shuttle route and walking path in this flyer (PDF).

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