Purcellville News Flash

Posted on: March 6, 2018

News Release - 33rd and Country Club Dr. Cut-Through Traffic Pilot Program-Change in Traffic Pattern

PURCELLVILLE, Va. March 6, 2018 —On Friday, March 9, 2018, after consultation with a number of public service providers and public safety agencies and subsequent approval of the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office, the Town’s Public Works staff will install delineators on the east section of Glenmeade Circle near its intersection with Ashleigh Road, and install signage identifying the changed traffic patterns. This is a pilot program that will be in place for approximately 30 days.

The delineators will restrict non-emergency vehicular northbound traffic from turning right onto Ashleigh Road from Glenmeade Circle and southbound traffic from turning left on Glenmeade Circle from Ashleigh Road.  Emergency vehicle access will still be allowed. In addition, ‘No Parking’ signs will be installed near the delineators designating both sides of the street near the delineators as fire lanes in accordance with Fire Code practices.

During the initial pilot period, the Town will be evaluating the effectiveness of the pilot program through additional monitoring of traffic data, increased enforcement of neighborhood speed limits, and receipt of additional public comment. Data which has been gathered, when analyzed, will be shared with a Town appointed ‘Technical Advisory Committee’ to discuss the impacts of the pilot program and next steps in dealing with the increasing volume of traffic in the neighborhood.  The pilot program may be continued if conditions warrant. The first Technical Advisory Group meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Thursday, March 8 at Town Hall.  

Direct contacts have been made with service providers who access the area and efforts have been made to notify the greater Purcellville community of the changing traffic patterns prior to the pilot program being initiated.

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