VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Jennifer McCord, VDOT 571-230-2926
Glen Barbour, Loudoun County 703-777-0113
Sarah Camille Godfrey, NVTA 571-355-4461
Aug. 6, 2018
Route 606 Improvements Celebrated Today
Five miles of Old Ox Road widened to four lanes with shared-use in Loudoun County
STERLING, Va. – The final cones have been lifted along five miles of Old Ox Road in Sterling, and the Virginia Department of Transportation, in partnership with Loudoun County, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, recognized the joint effort at an event this evening.
Crews completely reconstructed the rural, two-lane road and widened it to four lanes with a median between Evergreen Mills and the Dulles Greenway, significantly improving access and capacity for commuters heading to areas such as Ashburn, Sterling and Herndon, as well as Dulles International Airport. Currently up to 26,000 vehicles a day travel Route 606 between Evergreen Mills Road and the Dulles Greenway.
The reconstruction and widening marks completion of a three-year VDOT-administered project to significantly improve the Old Ox Road and Loudoun County Parkway corridors, which also included:
- A new signalized intersection at Old Ox Road and Commerce Center Court
- Two new bridges, with improvements to the Horsepen Creek Dam
- More than five miles of shared-use path along Route 606 (Old Ox Road) for cyclists and pedestrians
- A new, signalized intersection at Loudoun County Parkway and Old Ox Road that opened to traffic last year, as well as a new mile-long section of the Parkway to the south and about 800 feet to the north.
Shirley/Dewberry was the design-build contractor team for the $119 million project. VDOT, Loudoun County and MWAA jointly funded the Old Ox Road widening and reconstruction, with MWAA contributing about 24 acres of land for the improvements. The NVTA also provided $11.5 million toward improvements for the Loudoun County Parkway corridor.
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