In Design: Route 15 Bypass Interchange at Edwards Ferry Road and Fort Evans Road in the Town of Leesburg

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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 over the past few decades. 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 - $10.4 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $13.9 million
Construction: $157 million
Total: $181.2 million

The project is funded through preliminary engineering and is financed with federal and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funds.

Within the project limits, Route 15 averages about 50,000 vehicles a day, Edwards Ferry Road averages about 28,000 and Fort Evans Road averages 13,000.


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

Major Milestones 

Begin Preliminary Engineering: November 2015
First Public Information Meeting - 
March 2016
Second Public Information Meeting - March 2017
Design Public Hearing - May 2018
Design Approval - May 2019
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - To be determined as additional funding becomes available
Begin Construction - To be determined as additional funding becomes available


Contact Info:

Zamir Mirza
Location & Design

Kimberly McCool, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

"> 2040 Traffic Volume Simulation

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Phase: In Design

UPC: 89890, 119480

State ID: 0015-253-306, C501, P101, R201

Federal ID: STP-5A01 (700)

Lat/Long: 39.112051, -77.537864

Locality: Leesburg

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Existing intersection of Route 15 and Edwards Ferry Road

Page last modified: March 25, 2023