A major road project in Leesburg officially opened today. Crosstrail Boulevard between Kincaid Boulevard and Russell Branch Parkway is now open to traffic.
The new connection links Sycolin Road with Route 7, a major new thoroughfare that provides another way to get to the Village at Leesburg center with its many shops and restaurants and Segra Field, home to the Loudoun United soccer team.
Eventually, the road will continue on and connect to the Dulles Greenway/267 at the Shreve Mill Road exit, which must currently be the loneliest, quietest exit anywhere along that highway.
County officials say design on that project will begin later this year and construction will not start any sooner than 2024.
The Burn drove the new stretch of Crosstrail Boulevard tonight — from the Russell Branch intersection across the new bridge over the Tuscarora Creek, over the new bridge that passes over the W&OD Trail, and down to the Kincaid intersection.
From there, we passed the barbed wire and fences of the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, past the towering lights of Bolen Memorial Park and Segra Field and ended at Sycolin Road.
It’s a four-lane, median-divided roadway with nary a traffic light in sight. Although that could someday change as more and more drivers find their way to Loudoun’s newest road.