Battlefield Parkway and Edwards Ferry Road intersection will reopen at the same time, a week ahead of schedule
Town of Leesburg officials announced today that two lanes of the new section of Battlefield Parkway, from Edwards Ferry Road to Fort Evans Road, will open to traffic on Saturday, August 13, 2011. At the same time, the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Edwards Ferry Road will be reopened. The intersection has been closed since June 20, 2011 and was initially scheduled to reopen on August 19.
According to Renée LaFollette, Deputy Director of the Town’s Capital Projects Management Department, the new roadway section will open in stages throughout the day on Saturday, with both lanes and the full intersection completely open by 5:00 p.m.
As the remaining two lanes of the roadway remain under construction, drivers are advised to exercise caution when traveling in this area.
“We’re very pleased that our contractor has been able to take advantage of the dry weather to move the completion of this phase of the project ahead of schedule,” Ms. LaFollette said. “We know the closure of Edwards Ferry Road has been inconvenient for many people and we appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation during the closure. Opening this missing link of Battlefield Parkway is going to make a huge difference in the traffic flow on the east side of Leesburg.”
In May 2011, the Leesburg Town Council approved the temporary closure of Edwards Ferry Road in order to accelerate the completion of two lanes of Battlefield Parkway prior to the start of the 2011/2012 school year. The final two lanes of Battlefield Parkway from Edwards Ferry Road to Fort Evans Road will be completed by the end of 2011.