Shellhorn Road Extended


This portion of the Shellhorn Road extension project will extend Shellhorn Road from Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) property northern boundary to and connect with the Sterling Blvd. extension. The project will realign some existing roads near the Loudoun Gateway Silver Line Station, including Lockridge Road, Moran Road and Randolph Drive. When completed, Shellhorn Road will be a continuous route from Waxpool Road to Route 28 at the present-day Sterling Boulevard interchange. 

Background of Shellhorn Road Extension

Shellhorn Road will be extended to become a collector road along the north side of the Dulles Greenway.  Shellhorn road currently begins in the west at Waxpool Road and ends at Loudoun County Parkway. Shellhorn Road is being extend eastward, parallel to the Dulles Greenway, until it reaches existing Lockridge Road. From there, Shellhorn Road will turn to the south and follow the alignment of Lockridge Road until it reaches the northernmost property line of Dulles Airport. This portion of the Shellhorn Road extension will extend Shellhorn south by the northern entrance to the Loudoun Gateway Silver Line station, then east to connect with the Sterling Blvd. extension.  

  • This project is funded through local funding and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA).

Current Phase: Design - 100% Design Plans

Estimated Timeline

  • Summer 2021 - Fall 2024: Design Phase Completion 
  • Fall 2024 - Fall 2025: Right of Way Acquisition 
  • Fall 2025 - Fall 2026: Relocation of Utilities  
  • Fall 2026 – Spring 2027: Procurement of Construction Contractor 
  • Summer 2027: Award Contract – Construction 
  • Fall 2027: Notice to Proceed – Construction
  • Winter 2028 – Winter 2029: Construction Phase Completion 
  • Winter 2029: Substantial Completion

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    If you have questions about this project, email county staff or call 703-737-8624.

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    Email Glen Barbour, Public Information Officer or call 703-771-5086.