Sycolin Road Overpass
|Over the Route 7/15 Bypass in Leesburg|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Opened to traffic August 12, 2014; entire project set for completion in October 2014
$17 million total
Shirley Contracting Co., LLC
The overpass opened to traffic on August 12, 2014. View the press release.
About the Project
This project improves safety and traffic flow by replacing the existing signalized intersection with an overpass carrying Sycolin Road over the Route 7/15 Bypass.
The project eliminated the traffic signal and existing turn lanes from the Route 7/15 Bypass to Sycolin Road, and from Sycolin Road to the Bypass, removing direct access between the two roads. As a result, drivers on Sycolin Road now primarily use the Dulles Greenway or Battlefield Parkway to access the Bypass.
The new bridge over the Bypass includes two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, a sidewalk along the southbound lanes, and a barrier-separated, shared-use path along the northbound lanes.
The project also includes earth embankments and retaining walls, drainage improvements and guardrail.
Public hearing project display and brochure (May 2012)
Environmental information: Cultural resources, historical resources, noise impacts and environmental document (Categorical Exclusion)
State Project Number: 6007-053-S96,P101,R201,C501,B666 UPC: 99256
Federal Project Number: STP-5A01(229)