May 10

Northstar Boulevard Bridge Foundation Work Continues

Posted on May 10, 2022 at 12:44 PM by Heidi Kellum

Crews constructing a new segment of Northstar Boulevard from Route 50 to Tall Cedars Parkway in Aldie recently completed pouring bridge foundations and installed a box culvert, used to maintain the flow of water underneath the roadway. Preparations for additional structural pours at the bridge are underway. In addition to roadway (and bridge) construction, this project includes the construction of a new signalized intersection on Route 50, located near the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Arcola maintenance area headquarters.

Work to install stormwater pond #1 and construction modification in the median at the intersection of Northstar Boulevard and Route 50 have begun. Ongoing work includes the installation of stormwater pipe, dry utilities and earthwork throughout the project area. Ongoing work will continue through summer 2022. 

When completed, this segment of Northstar Boulevard will provide an alternative north/south connection to Route 50, addressing traffic congestion in the corridor and improving capacity and safety on existing roadway networks within the Dulles South area. Construction is expected to be completed by winter 2024. 

Northstar Boulevard is part of the North/South Corridor of Statewide Significance as described in the Virginia Transportation Plan (VTrans), addressing congestion on parallel north/south routes between I-95 and Dulles International Airport and connecting travelers to activity centers in Loudoun County and beyond. The county is also developing another segment of Northstar Boulevard from Evergreen Mills Road (formerly Shreveport Drive) to Route 50, which will join this segment with the existing roadway in the Brambleton area. Construction of this segment is expected to begin in late 2022.    

More information, including a link to sign up for updates on the project, can be found at loudoun.gov/northstarphase2.

Jan 25

Earthwork for Northstar Boulevard Construction to Continue Through Winter 2022

Posted on January 25, 2022 at 9:04 AM by Heidi Kellum

Crews constructing a new segment of Northstar Boulevard from Route 50 to Tall Cedars Parkway in Aldie are currently clearing the project area of vegetation and establishing erosion and sediment controls. In addition to roadway construction, this project includes the construction of a new signalized intersection on Route 50, located near the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Arcola maintenance area headquarters. Earthwork activities in the project area will be ongoing through winter 2022.

Over the next several weeks, dry utility coordination with vendors will continue and work to install a new 24” water line to replace an existing water line that’s currently in the way of the new road will begin. Work to install rebar for support of the bridge structure that will cross the south fork of Broad Run is currently estimated to begin February 2022, weather permitting. 

When completed, this segment of Northstar Boulevard will provide an alternative north/south connection to Route 50, addressing traffic congestion in the corridor and improving capacity and safety on existing roadway networks within the Dulles South area. Construction is expected to be completed by winter 2024. 

Northstar Boulevard is part of the North/South Corridor of Statewide Significance as described in the Virginia Transportation Plan (VTrans), addressing congestion on parallel north/south routes between I-95 and Dulles International Airport and connecting travelers to activity centers in Loudoun County and beyond. The county is also developing another segment of Northstar Boulevard from Evergreen Mills Road (formerly Shreveport Drive) to Route 50, which will join this segment with the existing roadway in the Brambleton area. Construction of this segment is expected to begin in late 2022.    

More information, including a link to sign up for updates on the project, can be found at loudoun.gov/northstarphase2.

Nov 12

‘Pardon Our Dust’ Meeting for Northstar Blvd, Route 50 to Tall Cedars Pkwy, December 1

Posted on November 12, 2021 at 3:32 PM by Shawn Zelman

Loudoun County invites members of the public to attend a “pardon our dust” meeting about the Northstar Boulevard extension Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Arcola Elementary School, 41740 Tall Cedars Parkway, Aldie. At this meeting, the public will receive a broad overview of the project timeline and learn about the stages of construction. Speakers can sign up to speak onsite. 

This project provides for the construction of a new segment of Northstar Boulevard from Route 50 to Tall Cedars Parkway, addressing traffic congestion in the corridor, and improving capacity and safety on existing roadway networks within the Dulles South area. The project includes the construction of a new signalized intersection on Route 50, located near the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Arcola maintenance area headquarters. When completed, this segment of Northstar Boulevard will provide an alternative north/south connection to Route 50. 

Northstar Boulevard is part of the North/South Corridor of Statewide Significance as described in the Virginia Transportation Plan (VTrans), addressing congestion on parallel north/south routes between I-95 and Dulles International Airport and connecting travelers to activity centers in Loudoun County and beyond. The county is also developing another segment of Northstar Boulevard from Evergreen Mills Road (formerly Shreveport Drive) to Route 50, which will join this segment with the existing roadway in the Brambleton area. Construction of this segment is expected to begin in late 2022.    

Funding for this project is from the state Revenue Sharing Program administered by VDOT, the NVTA Regional Revenue Fund (70% Funds) and Local Distribution Fund (30% Funds), and proffers. Construction is expected to be completed by winter 2024. 

More information, including a link to sign up for updates on the project, can be found at loudoun.gov/northstarphase2.