According to Living in LoCo, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced today that it will begin paving the last 1.3 mile stretch of gravel road on Sycolin Road in March. Two 12 foot wide lanes with four feet wide shoulders (along with some road straightening and drainage improvements) are set to be completed by November. This is great news if you are one of the roughly 3200 cars that travel this road daily (I am!) to take the ‘back way’ between Leesburg to Ashburn. (No more dirty car! Yahoo!) The project is expected to cost $2.5 million.
I’ll post some pictures to update once they get underway.
UPDATE: Sycolin Road will be CLOSED starting June 22nd until the beginning of September between Turner Farm Lane and Gulick Road while the improvements and paving take place!! (thank you to Erica Garman at Living in LoCo for the heads up!)