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Jul 21

Design Phase for Shellhorn Road Project Set for Fall 2023 Completion

Posted on July 21, 2023 at 4:26 PM by Heidi Kellum

The Design phase for the Shellhorn Road Extended project is currently set to be completed in fall 2023 (October/November/December). This portion of the Shellhorn Road extension project will extend Shellhorn Road from the northern boundary of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority property east to connect with Sterling Boulevard extended. The project’s ROW phase will begin winter 2024. More information about Loudoun County Capital Project phases is provided at

This project will extend Shellhorn Road to become a collector road along the north side of the Dulles Greenway. Shellhorn road currently begins in the west at Waxpool Road and ends at Loudoun County Parkway. Shellhorn Road is being extend eastward, parallel to the Dulles Greenway, until it reaches existing Lockridge Road. From there, Shellhorn Road will turn to the south and follow the alignment of Lockridge Road until it reaches the northernmost property line of Dulles Airport. This portion of the Shellhorn Road extension will extend Shellhorn south by the northern entrance to the Loudoun Gateway Silver Line station, then east to connect with the Sterling Blvd. extension. 

The project will also realign a portion of Lockridge Road and extend Randolph Drive to link with Old Ox Road (Route 606). When completed, Shellhorn Road will be a continuous route from Waxpool Road to Route 28 at the present-day Sterling Boulevard interchange. 

For more information about the Shellhorn Road Extended project, including a link to sign up for updates about the project, visit