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Route 15 (South King Street) Widening Phase II (Greenway Drive to Masons Lane) project information from Fiscal Year 2017 Budget (Project No. 13301)
July 2016 Construction
Phase I Construction Start Date: Spring 2012 Completed Date: November 2013
Phase II Utility Relocation Start Date: Spring 2014
Phase II Construction Start Date: Spring 2016 Completion Date: Winter 2017/2018
Project Manager: Karin Franklin 703-771-6674
Project Description: South King Street (Route 15) is a principal arterial route and major link in the regional highway network serving Northern Virginia, the metro area, and the Mid-Atlantic region and serves as the primary southern gateway to the Town. Widening this section to four lanes is a regional project, currently included in Washington Council of Government’s Long Range Plan and VDOT’s Statewide Plan.
The project widens Route 15 from two to four lanes for approximately 1.5 miles between the southern corporate limits at Virts Corner to north of the Evergreen Mill Road intersection. The improvements include an urban curb and gutter roadway section with a raised landscape median, stormwater facilities, a multiuse trail along the west side and enhanced landscaping. The landscaping is being coordinated with the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership Living Legacy Project which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a goal of planting a tree along the 180 mile corridor from Charlottesville to Gettysburg for each of the 620,000 soldiers who died.
The project is being constructed in phases, as follows:
Phase I (from south of Greenway Drive through the Evergreen Mill Road / Governor Drive intersection) – This 0.6 mile long section was completed in 2013. This portion of the improvements tied into the existing 4-lane section of South King Street north of Evergreen Mill Road. It also extended the multi-use trail along the west side of South King Street from Greenway Drive to tie to the recently completed trail north of Governors Drive. The improvements included a new traffic signal at Greenway Drive and upgrade of the signals at the Country Club Drive and Evergreen Mill Road/ Governors Drive intersection.
Phase II (from south of Masons Lane at the southern corporate limits to Greenway Drive) – This 0.9 mile section will complete the 4-lane divided roadway south of the Leesburg Bypass. The completion of this portion of the multiuse trail on the west side of the road will connect between the trail constructed in Phase I and a trail that was recently constructed by VDOT south of the Leesburg corporate limits. This project will incorporate the recently completed improvements at Virts Corner that signalized that intersection and realigned the streets. The improvements will also tie into the proposed Battlefield Parkway intersection at Meade Drive.
- Design Engineer - Paciulli Simmons & Associates
- Construction Management (Phase I) - Alpha Corporation
- Construction Contractor (Phase I & II) - General Excavation, Inc.
- Construction Management (Phase II) - Volkert, Inc.
As of February 21, 2020 - Construction was completed in December 2017 and all lanes are open to traffic. Streetlights have been installed and landscaping will be installed this calendar year.