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NEW TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT BUSY ASHBURN INTERSECTIONS

The area’s strangest intersection has been fixed.

Just a quick update — the long-anticipated traffic lights have been turned on at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Northstar Boulevard. What was previously Ashburn’s most messed up intersection — with lanes that ended suddenly and a forest of reflective posts dividing lanes — is now a standard red light-green light stop-and-go.

Image: Google Maps

Also, we noticed that lights are going in on Loudoun County Parkway at the intersection with Beaumeade Circle. Workers were thick on the sight earlier this week. According to county officials, they should be active later this spring. Per the rules, they will flash yellow for several days before they are fully turned on in order to raise awareness among drivers.

2 Comments
  1. feathers 5 years ago
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    Very poor planning to have two traffic lights so close to each other (the light at Croson Ln is only a few hundred feet away). As a 15 year Ashburn resident, it’s clear that Loudoun has no strategic plan to its road grid network – they simply build until the traffic is unbearable and then react (which is not civic planning). A perfect example are the cluster of 4-way stops along Mooreview Pkwy – wouldn’t traffic circles move traffic along much more efficiently?

    BTW, its clear Loudoun has not considered pedestrians with either of the new traffic lights along Belmont Ridge. For example, how would folks from Alexander Chase, Village of Waxpool, and other communities off Croson lane cross Belmont Ridge if they wanted to walk over to NRPA?

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