County Schedules Virtual Public Meeting on Rt. 15 Plans

Loudoun County will host a June 23 online meeting to gain input from the public on a Comprehensive Plan amendment for changes to Rt. 15 between Montresor Road and the Maryland state line.

County supervisors and transportation planners are examining ways to improve traffic flow in the corridor, including widening the road to four lanes in sections. The amendment would revise the planned ultimate condition of this corridor and potentially policy statements in the 2019 Comprehensive Plan.

Login information and meeting materials are available at loudoun.gov/route15CPAM and loudoun.gov/remoteparticipation. Members of the public must sign up in advance by noon Tuesday, June 22 to ask questions during the event. Online participants may also send questions to the project team as chat messages, depending on time.

Parts of the road south of Montresor Road have already been through a similar process. On March 6, 2018, a plan amendment was approved to revise the planned ultimate condition of the segment of Rt. 15 between North King Street and Montresor Road from a two-lane, local access, undivided rural arterial roadway to a four-lane median-divided road.

For more information about active Comprehensive Plan amendments, visitloudoun.gov/cpams.

6 thoughts on “County Schedules Virtual Public Meeting on Rt. 15 Plans

  • 2021-06-11 at 10:37 pm
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    uh, here is a thought….stop approving ridiculous new developments on Route 15! The BOS last year approved a mega gas station/convenience store near the northern limits of Route 15 in an area that is already choking in traffic.

    Houses are popping up on both sides of Route 15 which only adds more trips to the over used road.
    We have the ability to manage control and we don’t!!

  • 2021-06-12 at 11:22 pm
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    There is no need to do anything to RT 15. Any changes are to appease inconvenienced new residents that live in new developments. Safety concerns? How else will we control the population and ensure there is training material for EMT’s and Med students.

  • 2021-06-14 at 2:51 pm
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    Here comes the Outer Beltway- 4 lanes all the way from Fredericksburg to I70.

    These people asking for 4 lanes have no idea of what they’ll actually get. Thanks newbies.

  • 2021-06-14 at 6:03 pm
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    No way an outer beltway will be built. Maryland is too smart not to allow a new bridge and make MontCo or FredCo look like LoCo. Flying into IAD from the north, as you land you cross the Potomac near Point of Rocks and you see the farmland of MontCo give way to the cluttered mess of LoCo. It is very dramatic and sad. LoCo had a series of BOS who thought stupidly that more houses equaled prosperity. Go Maryland!! Keep up the good work of not making your state look like greedy VA!

    • 2021-06-15 at 11:55 am
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      Sedona I agree with you re Maryland’s rural crescent preservation efforts and their resistance to a new bridge (thank you MD!)

      I also agree with you re the name ‘outer beltway’. No one wants a ‘beltway’ going past their house. What these people are crying for is 4 lanes of pavement (the original size of I495) Developers and road building interests realized long ago to stop calling this route an ‘outer beltway’

      Ok, now look at a map and think about it. How many sections of 2 lane road are between Fredericksburg and RT 340? You’ve got what, 15 miles between I66 and Leesburg. 15 miles or so between Leesburg and Point of Rocks. I haven’t driven north on 15 for years- what is it about 10 miles of 2 lane between the bridge and 340. Do you really think MD’s refusal to 4 lane their section will keep VA from doing as they please a la WVA and Corridor H (which terminates at the VA line on to 2 lane RT55)

      If we 4 lane from Leesburg to MD, which we are talking about doing and many residents claim to want, this is one more piece of road that will encourage people to bypass I495 and some of I95. Depending on your destination, more traffic will funnel up RT15.

      The dominos are falling and most people not even realize they’re dominos, thanks to the hard work of the shadowy developer group, led by their hired buddy Ken Reid. I think they call themselves ‘Friends of RT15’. They have a slick website….. but no disclosure of who’s involved and where the money comes from.

      It’s an outer beltway by a different name.

  • 2021-06-14 at 9:39 pm
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    Widen the road to suit developers (nothing new there). Then cars quickly fill the wider road…getting drivers to the next bottleneck faster.

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