What happened to Route 15’s SmartScale Application (North of Montresor Road)?

Route 15’s SmartScale application requesting $110M for improvements north of Montresor Road  was screened out before it had a chance to be scored.  Here is the application:

2018-Route-15-SmartScale-3593-Application

List of screened out applications:

http://smartscale.org/documents/20190115/1final_screenout_01152018_v4.pdf

Overall Loudoun County projects scored very poorly both within the Northern District and overall against other projects across Virginia.  See the Northern District section (06-01 to 06-39):

http://smartscale.org/documents/20190115/7scorebook2020p.pdf

Thank you to Supervisor Umstattd and Virginia State Delegate LaRock for speaking in front of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) on November 28, 2018 supporting the Route 15 SmartScale Application.  We thank you for your continued leadership!!!

Although the six year Loudoun County Capital Improvement Program (CIP) was presented to the Board of Supervisors on February 13th with a line item for Route 15 improvements from Montresor Road to the Point of Rocks Bridge in the amount of $110M, the majority of funding ($75M) was shown in the out years (beyond six year CIP) .  There is an expectation that State and Federal funding will cover the majority of the project (similar to the NVTA funding that was won for the Route 15 improvements south of Montresor Road).

For more information and additional insight:

See Page 7-26 for “Capital Improvement Program by Function Area – Schedule of Appropriations”

https://www.loudoun.gov/DocumentCenter/View/149150/FY-2020-Proposed-Budget—Volume-Two

See the Virginia SmartScale website:

http://smartscale.org/default.asp

See Loudoun Now article “Loudoun Strikes Out on State Funding” from February 5, 2019:

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