Loudoun County Traffic Information
There is a mix of local, commuter, and through-traffic in Loudoun County. Most of it is local or commuter on the major roadways. Once you get into the more suburban areas of Ashburn, Leesburg, and Sterling, there is more local traffic.
Loudoun County has notorious traffic at rush hour, especially on Route 7 as it passes through Leesburg, west to Hamilton, Purcellville, and Round Hill, and on Route 28 near the Dulles Toll Road. Locally, there are roads through Ashburn and Purcellville that have heavy traffic. Read below for more Loudoun County traffic information. And if you have been charged with a traffic offense, you should reach out to an experienced defense lawyer right away. A dedicated attorney could fight for you and help you understand your legal options.
What are the Major Roadways in Loudoun County?
Loudoun County has several major thoroughfares that pass through it or create its borders, but no interstate highways. The most commonly driven divided highways in Loudoun County are State Route 7, also known as the Harry Byrd Highway, which goes all the way from Winchester to Alexandria and is the major east-west highway in Loudoun County. There also is State Route 28, which goes from the southern border of Loudoun County at Dulles Airport all the way to Sterling, where it dead-ends into Route 7. Loudoun County has one connector road that passes through it, the Dulles Greenway, which is also known as State Route 267, a total-access road from Dulles Airport to Leesburg where it connects to the Dulles Toll Road.
Speed Limits in Loudoun County
With the exception of the Dulles Greenway, which has a maximum speed limit of 65 miles an hour, all other roads in Loudoun County have a maximum speed limit of no more than 55 an hour> Many roads in Loudoun County have a speed limit of 45 miles per hour despite being divided highways.
There are places in Loudon County where the speed limit drops abruptly, especially once the individual gets off the major highways and onto the local roads. Those include Loudoun County Parkway or some of the other parkways that cross through Ashburn. Speed limits drop fairly significantly from 55 to 45 and then even further down to 35, 25, and lower on a point-to-point basis.
Loudoun County generally places speed traps on major commuter routes. Routes 7, 9, and 28 are the most common. Law enforcement does speed detail for public safety reasons, but it also is prevalent in areas of Ashburn and other areas on local roads. Roadblocks are fairly rare in Loudoun County and generally occur on local roads near wineries and breweries. To learn more, reach out to a knowledgeable lawyer.
Public Transportation Options
There is limited public transportation available for bar-goers as far as taxi service. In large commercial areas where individuals go to a bar or go to a restaurant, there is a prevalence of public and private transportation such as Uber, Lyft, and other ride-share services, so there is no excuse for someone who has been drinking to not to use those transportation options.
Call today to learn more about Loudoun County traffic information and how an attorney could help you if you are facing charges.