Route 15 North-Montresor Road to Maryland State Line

Update: June 21, 2022 

At its regularly scheduled business meeting on July 5, 2022, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM) related to safety and operational improvements to Route 15 north of Leesburg. The Board meeting can be viewed in person, on television or online. 

If the Board votes to approve this CPAM, the county will be positioned to move forward with designing road improvements and identifying funding sources.

Proposed improvements that would require the approval of this CPAM include:

  • Widening of U.S. Route 15 to four lanes between Montresor Road and the Village of Lucketts.
  • The installation of a median divide on Route 15 from Stumptown Road/Lucketts Road north to Saint Clair Lane.
  • Construction of a bypass around the Village of Lucketts. Two potential bypass alignments have been proposed: a western option, which may affect a nearby wildlife sanctuary and other sensitive areas, and an eastern option, which may affect local property owners as well as county facilities. The Board is still considering both western and eastern options for the location of this bypass.

At the Board’s May 11 public hearing, members of the public provided their input on the proposed congestion relief and safety improvements for voiced their concerns regarding Route 15,  safety, as well as their perspectives on possible locations of the proposed Lucketts bypass. 

 Overview

The segment of US Route 15 between Montresor Road (VA Route 661) and the Maryland state line is classified in the 2019 Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) as a primary Arterial roadway and is part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway.

In 2016, the Loudoun County initiated a Route 15 Congestion Study to identify the cause of recurring congestion on US Route 15 north of Leesburg, especially in the northbound direction during the afternoon and evening peak periods.  The Route 15 Congestion Report Findings were presented to the Board of Supervisors at the May 18, 2017 Business Meeting. The report concluded that additional capacity was needed along the corridor. At the Board’s direction, the report was then expanded to include a Safety and Operations Analysis of Route 15 from Whites Ferry Road to the Maryland state line. 

On March 6, 2018, a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM-2017-0002) was approved to amend the 2010 CTP to revise the planned ultimate condition of the segment of US Route 15 between North King Street and Montresor Road from a two-lane local access undivided rural arterial roadway to a four-lane median divided roadway. For more information visit the Route 15 North Widening – Battlefield Parkway to Montresor Road project page