In Design: Route 15 Bypass Interchange at Edwards Ferry Road and Fort Evans Road

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This project will construct a new interchange at the Route 15 Bypass intersections of Edwards Ferry Road and Fort Evans Road, including new crosswalks and sidewalks along the Route 15 Bypass at Edwards Ferry Road and Fort Evans Road, and a new shared-use path along westbound Fort Evans Road. 

The project area has experienced significant commercial growth in the past 15 to 20 years. As a result, traffic volumes are beyond the capacity of the existing at-grade signalized intersections.

Currently, there is heavy congestion due to high traffic volumes on the Bypass during peak periods, as well as heavy turn movements to and from Edwards Ferry Road and Fort Evans Road. The existing road network lacks continuous sidewalks and existing conditions do not allow bicyclists and pedestrians to safely cross Route 15.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $6.5 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $6 million
Construction: $97.5 million
Total: $110 million

The project is funded through preliminary engineering and is being financed with federal and local funding, including Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funds.

Within the project limits, Route 15 averages up to 46,000 vehicles a day, Edwards Ferry Road averages up to 17,000 and Fort Evans Road averages 12,000.

Benefits 

The project aims to relieve congestion and improve safety, operations and accessibility for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Major Milestones 

First Public Information Meeting - March 2016
Second Public Information Meeting - March 2017
Design Public Hearing - May 2018
Begin Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - To be determined as additional funding becomes available
Begin Construction - To be determined as additional funding becomes available

Resources

Contact Info:

Zamir Mirza
Location & Design

Kimberly McCool, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

Categorical Exclusion - April 2018

Preliminary Noise Analysis - February 2018

Previous Meetings >>

Phase: In Design

UPC: 89890

State ID: 0015-253-306, P101

Federal ID: STP-5A01 (700)

Long/Lat: 39.112051, -77.537864

Locality: Leesburg

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Project Location
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Existing intersection of Route 15 and Edwards Ferry Road

Page last modified: May 22, 2019