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Posted on August 29, 2023 at 1:27 PM by Heidi Kellum
Crews constructing a new segment of Northstar Boulevard from Evergreen Mills Road to Route 50 in Aldie have begun constructing a bridge over North Fork Broad Run. Over the next several weeks, bridge work will continue along with earthwork activities, excavation of the ponds and sloping/grading the future roadway. Dry and wet utility work throughout the project is ongoing.
The Contractor will construct a new four-lane, median-divided segment of Northstar Boulevard from Evergreen Mills Road (formerly Shreveport Drive) to U.S. Route 50. The project includes a 10-foot-wide, shared-use path on both sides of the roadway and a traffic signal at Evergreen Mills Road. At the northern end of the project, a new bridge will carry Northstar Boulevard over North Fork Broad Run. Arcola Mills Drive will then be realigned to the south to intersect with Northstar Boulevard.
Northstar Boulevard is part of the North/South Corridor of Statewide Significance as designated by VDOT, addressing congestion and mobility on parallel north/south routes between I-95 and Dulles International Airport and connecting travelers to activity centers in Loudoun County and beyond. It is part of what will be a 14-mile-long corridor extending from Route 7 south to the Prince William County line.
The county is currently constructing the segment of Northstar Boulevard from Route 50 to Tall Cedars Parkway, which will join this segment with the existing roadway in the Brambleton area. Funding for the Northstar Boulevard Phase 1 project is provided by an FY 2017 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, VDOT, NVTA and county funds. Construction is expected to be completed by winter 2025.
More information, including a link to sign up for updates on the project, can be found on the Loudoun County website at loudoun.gov/northstarphase1.