The last of 10 segments of Leesburg’s Battlefield Parkway opened to traffic this week.
The opening of the link between Evergreen Mill Road and South King Street marks the end of a process three decades in the making.
Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony offered a time for local government officials to reflect on all the steps it took to get to this moment. There have been many funding partners who have joined to make the completed Battlefield Parkway a reality—from private developers to both the town and county governments and the commonwealth of Virginia.
The continuous parkway now provides access around the east side of Leesburg, from North King Street to South King Street. With all the links along Battlefield completed, attention now turns to the funding of interchanges to ease congestion along the major arterial road.
This year, the town is expected to receive the final $25 million in needed funding to jumpstart the construction of the interchange at Battlefield and Rt. 7. An interchange is also planned at Battlefield’s intersection with the Leesburg Bypass, although funding for that remains to be had.