Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
June 15, 2009
PORTION OF SYCOLIN ROAD TO BE CLOSED FOR SUMMER
Closure to through traffic will last June 22 through September 4
LEESBURG, Va.—Beginning June 22, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close Sycolin Road to through traffic between Gulick Road and Turner Farm Lane.
The closure, less than a mile long, will help crews make substantial progress on a $2.5 million project to pave and widen the two-lane gravel road between Shreve Mill Road and Goose Creek. Much of the work will be complete when the road is re-opened on September 4, in time for the start of the Loudoun County school year.
While the closure is in place, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes, including the Dulles Greenway, Route 7 and Cochran Mill Road. Impacted residents and landowners will be provided access to their properties throughout the closure’s duration.
Construction on the 1.3-mile section of Sycolin Road began in April, and includes paving, improving drainage, straightening curves, widening the road to two twelve-foot lanes and adding four-foot shoulders on each side. The entire project is scheduled to be complete in December 2009.
Sycolin Road currently carries less than 3,000 vehicles per day, and is projected to carry up to 10,000 vehicles per day by 2020.
More information on Sycolin Road and other VDOT projects is available at www.virginiadot.org.
Sycolin Road will be closed to through traffic between Gulick Road and Turner Farm Lane.
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