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Jul 20

Board Endorses Route 15 South Safety and Operational Study Recommendations

Posted on July 20, 2022 at 9:23 AM by Shawn Zelman

At the July 19, 2022, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved the Route 15 South Safety and Operational Study’s long-term recommendations. Based on the public’s preferences and the Focus Group’s feedback, the study team recommended a prioritized approach for long-term improvements to improve safety and level of service on Route 15 South, while preserving the rural character and natural beauty of the corridor. These recommendations are primarily intersection-focused improvements. 

During the study’s investigation, short-term improvement recommendations were identified which have been relayed to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to address as part of their maintenance program. VDOT has removed overgrown vegetation to address sight distance issues at certain intersections based on the recommendations. Loudoun County also suggested additional street signs to improve safety along the corridor.

At the June 22, 2022 Transportation and Land Use Committee (TLUC) meeting, the TLUC recommended that the Board of Supervisors endorse the long-term recommendations. 

The safety and operational study analyzed approximately 12 miles of Route 15 (James Monroe Highway) from the south corporate limit of the Town of Leesburg to the Prince William County line. Throughout the study, public and focus group meetings were held to capture local observations, perspectives, and concerns along the corridor. The study identified safety and traffic operational issues and identified recommended solutions for consideration by the Board of Supervisors.

For more information about this project, or to subscribe for updates, visit the study page