Route 15 Bypass/Edwards Ferry Road Interchange

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Route 15 Bypass/Edwards Ferry Road Interchange project information from Fiscal Year 2018 Budget (Project No. 09307)

Construction Start Date: TBD     

FY16-Aerial-Final 

Estimated Completion Date: TBD

Project Manager: Tom Brandon 703-737-6067

Project Description:  This project consists of development of a new grade-separated interchange on Edwards Ferry Road at the Route 15 Leesburg Bypass and will include the intersection at Fort Evans Road. The existing signalized at-grade intersection at this location is heavily congested. Route 15 serves as a major commuter route, and there are numerous large retail developments in the area that generate significant traffic volumes. Also, currently there is a large volume of pedestrian traffic, which crosses the bypass between the residential areas inside the bypass and the commercial development outside the bypass.

VDOT  and NVTA have committed to provide funding for preliminary engineering in their respective plans. Funding for right-of-way acquisition, utility relocations, and construction will be identified after design is completed.

Project Updates:

As of June 1, 2018 - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held a Design Public Hearing for this project on May 31, 2018.

Anyone unable to attend the meeting can review project information on the VDOT website at www.virginiadot.org/projects and may submit comments via email to meetingcomments@vdot.virginia.gov with “Route 15 Bypass Interchange at Edwards Ferry Road and Fort Evans Road” in the subject line. The deadline for submitting comments is Monday, June 11, 2018. Anyone needing special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency should contact Zamir Mirza at 703-259-1794.

On May 9, 2017, Council endorsed VDOT's Design Alternative C (aerial drawing) for the project, which includes grade-separated interchanges at both Edwards Ferry Road (rendering) and Fort Evans Road (rendering) with the Route 15 Bypass elevated over the two streets. For more information, please see VDOT's project website.   

The Town has received an allocation of $2 million from the NVTA (Northern Virginia Transportation Authority).  This project is being administered by VDOT.