In Design: Loudoun County Metrorail Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

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Please note: A virtual design public hearing will be held Thursday, May 27 (in case an alternate date is needed, the hearing will be held Thursday, June 10) at 6:30 p.m., read more in the ad. A link to information on accessing and participating in the hearing will be posted prior to the hearing.

This project will construct missing segments in the bicycle and pedestrian network within two miles of the future Loudoun Gateway (Route 606) and Ashburn Metrorail stations.  

The improvements include (view aerials of each one here):

  • Shellhorn Road - A sidewalk or shared-use path on the south side of Shellhorn Road beginning at Greenway Corporate Drive and connecting to the existing trail west of Devin Shafron Drive.
  • Wynridge Drive/Claude Moore Avenue - A shared-use path on the south side of Wynridge Drive/Claude Moore Avenue to connect the existing trail at Millwick Terrace to Old Ryan Road.
  • Ashburn Village Boulevard - Missing segments of shared-use paths on the east side of Ashburn Village Boulevard between Shellhorn Road and Farmwell Road.
  • Waxpool Road - A shared-use path on the west side of Waxpool Road between Red Rum Drive and Farmwell Road.
  • Smith Switch Road - A shared-use path on the west side of Smith Switch Road between Stoney Run Place and Ice Rink Plaza.
  • Route 606 - A shared-use path on the west side of Route 606 from the existing shared-use path at the Dulles Greenway to Moran Road, and extending along the west side of Moran/Lockridge Road to the Loudoun Gateway Metrorail station.
  • Prentice Drive - A shared-use path on the north side of Prentice Drive to provide a continuous path between Lockridge Road and Pacific Boulevard.
  • Pacific Boulevard - A shared-use path on the west side of Pacific Boulevard to provide a continuous path between Dresden Street and Waxpool Road.
  • Loudoun County Parkway - A shared-use path on the west side of Loudoun County Parkway from Beaumeade Circle to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.

The project also features pedestrian improvements, including pedestrian signal upgrades and connecting existing shared-use paths to new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps, at the following intersections:

  • Ashburn Village Boulevard and Shellhorn Road
  • Farmwell Road and Ashburn Village Boulevard
  • Farmwell Road and Smith Switch Road

The project is financed with local and federal funding including Regional Surface Transportation Program, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality, and Highway Safety Improvement Program funds. Estimated project costs continue to be developed as the proposed improvements and preliminary design are refined. 


The project aims to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety, accessibility and connectivity to the future Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn Metrorail stations.

Major Milestones 

Virtual Public Information Meeting - October 2020
Virtual Design Public Hearing - May 27, 2021
Virtual Design Public Hearing Comment Deadline - June 7, 2021

The schedule will be updated over the next several months as the project team refines the design and evaluates project delivery methods.


Contact Info:

Zamir Mirza
Location & Design

Kimberly McCool, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Other relevant links:

Project Aerials - September 2020

Previous Meetings >>

Phase: In Design

UPC: 114664

State ID: 9999-053-209, P101

Federal ID: CMAQ-5B01 (006)

Lat/Long: 39.004848, -77.491060

Locality: Loudoun

Page last modified: April 15, 2021