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Mike Salmon 703-383-2850
NR09-27

Feb. 26, 2009



VDOT TO RECONSTRUCT SYCOLIN ROAD
Road Improvement Designed to Meet Increased Traffic Volumes

LEESBURG— The Virginia Department of Transportation will start construction in March on a project to reconstruct and pave 1.3 miles of Sycolin Road, eliminating one of the last portions of gravel road between the Leesburg and Ashburn in Loudoun County.

The reconstruction will take place on a 0.3-mile section and a one-mile section of road between Shreve Mill Road (Route 653) and Goose Creek near Belmont Ridge Road. Construction on this $2.5 million project is scheduled to be completed in November 2009. When completed, Sycolin Road will feature two 12-foot lanes for cars, curves will be straightened and drainage improved. In addition, this section of road will have four-foot shoulder lanes designated for bicycle or pedestrian use.

Sycolin Road carries more than 3,200 cars a day and that number is expected to reach 10,000 by 2020.


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