Downtown Improvements

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Downtown Improvements project information from Fiscal Year 2020 Budget (Project No. 10304)

Construction Start Date: Summer 2012     Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2020
Project Manager: Bud Siegel 703-771-2743

Aerial view of downtown Leesburg

Project Description:  The purpose of this project is to implement improvements within the Old and Historic District to help it regain its vitality. The planned improvements will enhance accessibility for pedestrians, improve safety for motorized vehicles, and enrich the aesthetics downtown. Improvements include new and widened sidewalks, traffic calming, and landscaping / hardscape improvements.

The project will be constructed in phases, which include:

Phase I

  • Walkways between the Town parking garage and South King Street (completed in spring 2013)
    • Improved crosswalks across the alley at both pedestrian entrances to the garage
    • Improved drainage
    • Replaced brick walkways in the two alleys
    • Landscaping
    • Decorative lights  

Downtown Improvements Alley Before Downtown Improvements Walkways Rendering   Downtown Improvements Alley Completed

Alley Before Improvements

 Rendering of Alley Improvements

 Alley Improvements Completed in Spring 2013


  • East End Triangle (intersection of East Market Street and Loudoun Street) - completed in spring 2013
    • Removal of the existing utility pole
    • New curb and gutter to define parking at the triangle
    • Hardscape and landscape improvements at the triangle, with a retaining wall, decorative lights, and plantings

Downtown Improvements East End Triangle Before  Downtown Improvements East End Triangle Rendering  Downtown Improvements Triangle Completed

East End Triangle Before Improvements

 Rendering of East End Triangle Improvements

 East End Triangle Improvements Completed in Spring 2013


Phase II - Loudoun Street, between South King Street and East Market Street

  • Widened brick sidewalks east of Church Street
     Downtown Improvements Loudoun St Walkways Before  Downtown Improvements Loudoun St Rendering

    Loudoun Street Walkways
    Before Improvements 

    Loudoun Street Walkways

  • Modification of the Loudoun Street/Harrison Street intersection
  • Street trees
  • Decorative street lights
  • Replacement of the handrail at the crossing of the concrete-lined drainage ditch across from the County parking garage
  • Street Furniture  

Phase III - King Street between North Street and Royal StreetDowntown Improvements King St Rendering

  •  Widened brick sidewalks
  • Improved crosswalks at the intersections
  • Raised, mid-block crosswalk between Loudoun and Market Streets
  • Street trees
  • Decorative street lights
  • Street furniture


Final Phase

The final phase of the Downtown Improvements project includes replacement of sidewalk and curb and gutter, reconstructing the roadway pavement, and adding crosswalks on North King Street between Market Street and Cornwall Street. The work will be coordinated with the Downtown Streetlight project to provide decorative lighting on this section of downtown streets.

Continuing Outreach: 

Town staff continues to provide information to the public on the status of the project via e-mail. To receive regular e-mail updates, contact Scott Parker at

Downtown Improvements Completed Alley 2

Alley Construction Completed in Spring 2013

Project Contracts: 


  • Designer - AECOM
  • Phase I Construction Contractor - Madigan Construction Inc. 
  • Phase II - Loudoun Street Improvements (King St to Church St) Construction Contractor - Arthur Construction Company, Inc.
  • Phase II - Loudoun Street Waterline Construction Contractor - DeBorn Construction, Inc.    
  • Phase III - King Street Improvements (Loudoun St to Cornwall St) Construction Contractor - Arthur Construction Company, Inc.
  • Phase III - King Street Improvements (Loudoun St to Royal St) Construction Contractor - Arthur Construction Company, Inc.
  • Phase II - Loudoun Street Improvements (Church St to East Market St) Construction Contractor - Madigan Construction
  • Phase III - King Street Improvements (Loudoun St to Market St) Construction Contractor - Madigan Construction


Project Updates:

As of February 21, 2020 - Phases I - III of this project are complete.  Streetlights were installed in 2018.