Recently Completed: Belmont Ridge Road Widening in Loudoun County

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This project widened Belmont Ridge Road (Route 659) from two to four lanes on a six-lane right of way, from Hay Road (Route 642) to Gloucester Parkway (Route 2150) in Loudoun County.

The project also included:

  • A dividing median
  • Curbs and gutters
  • A bridge over the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail
  • Shared-use paths on both sides of Belmont Ridge Road
  • Direct connections from the shared-use paths to the W&OD Trail
  • A parking lot for trail users

Belmont Ridge Road averages up to 13,000 vehicles a day within the project limits.

The project tied into the Route 7 / Belmont Ridge Road interchange project (UPC 99481), which was administered by the county.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $30,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $4.6 million
Construction: $47.4 million
Total: $52 million

The project was financed with state, county and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funds.

Construction Timeline

Construction was completed in December 2018.

Southbound Belmont Ridge Road traffic shifted to newly constructed southbound lanes of the new median-divided roadway and to the new southbound bridge over the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in September 2018.

Northbound and southbound Belmont Ridge Road traffic shifted onto new pavement from Belmont Station Drive to Gloucester Parkway in June 2018. 

Northbound and southbound Belmont Ridge Road traffic shifted onto new pavement from Hay Road to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail bridge in December 2017.

The northbound Belmont Ridge Road bridge over the Washington & Old Dominion Trail opened to traffic in July 2017, carrying one lane of traffic in each direction.

Pardon Our Dust Meeting - Oct. 2016

October 27, 2016, Pardon Our Dust meeting presentation from VDOT Northern Virginia

Benefits 

This project aimed to relieve congestion and improve operations and driver, bicyclist and pedestrian safety.

Major Milestones 

Begin Construction - October 2016
Final Completion - December 2018

Resources

Contact Info:

Sanjeev Suri, P.E., PMP, CCM
Construction

Project Photos

Major funding source: Loudoun County and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Phase: Recently Completed

UPC: 76244

State ID: 0659-053-262, P101, R204, C504, B670, B671

Federal ID: STP-5A0-1 (583)

Lat/Long: 39.056804, -77.517595

Locality: Loudoun

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