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Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road Safety Audit

Current Transportation and Capital Projects

Dec 02

Short-Term Road Improvements Continue on Evergreen Mills Road

Posted on December 2, 2021 at 3:20 PM by Nancy McCormick

Short-term road improvements continue on Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road. Construction crews completed tree trimming along the two roadways. The next phase will perform traffic signal operations/timing modifications at these two intersections.

  • Intersection of Evergreen Mills Road and Red Hill/Ryan Road.
  • Intersection at Evergreen Mills Road and Belmont Ridge Road/Briarfield Lane.

The traffic signal operations/timing modifications are estimated to be completed at the end of 2021.

In addition, construction crews will be installing advance warning flashing beacons on Evergreens Mills Road in these general locations: 

  • North of the Evergreen SportsPlex.
  • North of the intersection of Evergreen Mills Road and Red Hill/Ryan Road.
  • On Evergreen Mills Road between Briarfield Lane and Stone Springs Boulevard.

The beacon installation is expected to be completed in early 2022.

Construction work will take place during daytime hours. During construction, travelers can anticipate traffic stoppages, lane closures and flagging operations with little advanced notice. Drivers should use extra caution and plan ahead when traveling through this area and follow all directions from the posted signs and road crews. Members of the public will be informed about upcoming construction through the county’s communication channels, including the project page on the Loudoun County website, news alerts and the county’s Facebook and Twitter sites. 

More information about the Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road short-term improvements, including a link to sign up for updates, may be found at loudoun.gov/evergreenmillswatson.

Dec 02

Short-Term Road Improvements Scheduled on Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road

Posted on December 2, 2021 at 3:19 PM by Nancy McCormick

In coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation, construction crews are expected to begin roadway improvements by mid-October on Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road, with the work lasting over the next 12 months. The corridor road safety audits of Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road completed by Loudoun County in March 2019 identified short-term improvements to improve roadway safety at locations that have higher risk for potential crashes. 

Throughout the next year, construction crews will begin the following improvements:

  • Signs and pavement markings.
  • Advance-warning flashing beacons.
  • Traffic signal operations and timing improvements.
  • Delineators (above-ground retroreflective devices along the outside roadway edge, to better indicate the edge of the road).
  • Vegetation trimming to improve sight distance.

Construction work will begin during daytime hours. During construction, travelers can anticipate traffic stoppages, lane closures and flagging operations with little advanced notice. Drivers should use extra caution and plan ahead when traveling through this area and follow all directions from the posted signs and road crews. Members of the public will be informed about upcoming construction through the county’s communication channels, including the project page on the Loudoun County website, news alerts and the county’s Facebook and Twitter sites. 

More information about the Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road short-term improvements, including a link to sign up for updates, may be found at loudoun.gov/evergreenmillswatson.

Dec 02

Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road Safety Improvement Work Underway

Posted on December 2, 2021 at 3:17 PM by Nancy McCormick

Installation of pole mounted speed display signs, a short-term safety improvement for both Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road, will begin in approximately four to six weeks. Temporary lane closures may occur in several locations along Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road to safely install the devices. 


 Several intersection improvement projects on Evergreen Mills Road are also in process, or are scheduled to begin this spring:

  • Next month, work to improve the Shreve Mill Road and Evergreen Mills Road intersection will begin on Shreve Mill Road with the construction a right turn lane onto northbound Evergreen Mills Road. Following completion of the right turn lane, the contractor will begin work on southbound Evergreen Mills Road to construct a left turn lane onto Shreve Mill Road.
  • The safety audit also identified the realignment of Watson Road with Reservoir Road as a safety improvement; the Evergreen Mills Road Realignment project is underway to realign this intersection.
  • A Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) intersection improvement project, Woods Road Phase II, is under construction on Evergreen Mills Road. Phase II adds turn lanes at the intersection of Woods Road and Evergreen Mills Road.

For more information about the Evergreen Mills Road/Watson Road Safety Audit and Improvements, visit the project page at Loudoun.gov.