Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
May 30, 2013
VDOT COMPLETES PACIFIC BOULEVARD EXTENSION
Final segment from Dresden Street to Relocation Drive opens tomorrow
STERLING─When the final $12 million piece from Dresden Street to Relocation Drive opens tomorrow, drivers in Loudoun County will have access to Pacific Boulevard in its entirety from Nokes Boulevard south to Ox Road (Route 606), a distance of almost four miles.
“Pacific Boulevard, running parallel to Route 28, offers an important alternative north-south route for local drivers,” said Bill Cuttler, P.E., VDOT district construction engineer for northern Virginia. “By 2034, about 13,000 average daily trips are expected on this segment of Pacific Boulevard. This connection helps to significantly reduce traffic on Route 28.”
The new .67-mile segment of road includes two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, a raised median, turn lanes, curbs and drainage, a10-foot-wide shared-use path on the west side of the road and a five-foot sidewalk on the east side.
The project is on-time and expected to be almost $5 million under its $17 million budget, largely due to savings in right of way that was donated by the Lerner Corporation.
Visit the Pacific Boulevard project page for more information.
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