Detour Ahead: Arcola Mills Drive Roadwork Commences in January

Loudoun County, VA – Starting on or around January 4, 2024, residents of Arcola and surrounding areas will experience a significant change in their daily commute. The section of Arcola Mills Drive (Route 621) between Arcola Boulevard and Yardley Ridge Drive is scheduled for closure to facilitate road widening efforts. This move, part of a series of transportation improvements in the region, is a result of collaboration with the developer of Arcola Center. The closure’s commencement is, however, subject to weather conditions and may be adjusted accordingly.

To mitigate the impact of this closure, a comprehensive detour plan has been devised, expected to remain in effect until spring 2024. Eastbound traffic on Arcola Mills Drive will be redirected via Arcola Boulevard, southbound on Loudoun County Parkway, and back onto Arcola Mills Drive. Similarly, motorists on Loudoun County Parkway wishing to head west on Arcola Mills Drive will navigate through Arcola Boulevard. Those traversing westbound Old Ox Road with the same westward destination are advised to continue across Loudoun County Parkway, turn right at Arcola Boulevard, and then proceed to Arcola Mills Drive.

For the convenience and safety of drivers, electronic message boards will be positioned to inform about the detour. Additionally, new signs and pavement markings will be installed to ensure seamless traffic flow through the alternate routes. Motorists are advised to exercise caution and adhere to all directions provided by the signage and road crews.

It’s important to note that the newly opened segment of Arcola Boulevard, part of the detour route, will not offer access to Route 50 and will remain closed between Arcola Mills Drive and Dulles West Boulevard.

The Arcola Mills Drive project, including road widening and a new traffic signal at the intersection with Arcola Boulevard, reflects Loudoun County’s ongoing commitment to improving transportation infrastructure in response to its growing population and changing landscape.

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