Loudoun County has scheduled an open house July 31 to update the public on the status of the safety audit of Evergreen Mills Road (Route 621) and Watson Road (Route 860).
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is conducting an extensive audit into options for improving safety on the important roadways, now and with the future growth expected in that part of the county.
The meeting is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mills Road SE in Leesburg. A brief presentation is scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
The Board of Supervisors authorized funding for the safety audit in December 2017. The audit includes an engineering analysis of existing roadway and safety conditions along approximately 11.2 miles of Evergreen Mills Road and 4.3 miles of Watson Road. The study area includes Evergreen Mills Road between Battlefield Parkway and Loudoun County Parkway and Watson Road between John Mosby Highway and Evergreen Mills Road. The roads have been the scene of a number of traffic accidents, some of which have resulted in personal injuries and fatalities.
At the open house, representatives from the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure as well as the county’s transportation engineering consultant will present the preliminary findings of the safety audit and recommended improvements to address existing safety problems. This information also will be presented to the Board of Supervisors at its next business meeting Thursday (July 19).
One example of the 97-page report is the speed analysis shown in the image at the top of this post — a survey of speeds recorded at key points identified in the safety audit. That pdf can be found at loudoun.gov/Route621 and is attached here: Item 05 Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road Progress Update