Loudoun supervisors, Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure staff members, and contractors were among those on hand Tuesday for the ceremonial groundbreaking marking the start of construction of a missing four-lane segment of Tall Cedars Parkway between Pinebrook Road and Gum Spring Road.
The project will complete the Rt. 50 parallel road, allowing residents in communities such as South Riding, Avonlea and Stone Ridge avoid Rt. 50. The work includes a four-lane roadway, an intersection and signal improvements. The Loudoun County staff will manage construction, but once complete, the road will be turned over to the Virginia Department of Transportation for operation and maintenance.
Total cost for the road construction project is budgeted at $13.2 million. In July, the Board of Supervisors awarded the construction contract to Phillips Construction. Construction is expected to last for 18 months, with completion expected by spring 2018.