Memorial Day eventsat Leesburg courthouse

Leesburg will have its annual Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. Monday at the Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market St.

Events will include the laying of wreaths at each of the town’s war memorials, music performances and military presentations. The featured speaker will be Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills of the U.S. Marine Corps, the deputy commandant for Combat Development and Integration at Quantico Marine Corps Base.

Downtown Leesburg will close certain roads from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, including Market Street from Church Street to Wirt Street, and King Street from Loudoun Street to North Street. Visitors may park in the Town Hall parking garage, using the Loudoun Street entrance. Street parking will be available for people with special needs attending the events.

If it rains, the ceremony will be at the Loudoun County Senior Center, 102 North St. NW.

For information, contact the Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department at 703-777-1368 or go to

Signal at Sycolin Road, bypass to be removed

The traffic signal at the Route 7/15 Bypass and Sycolin Road will be removed permanently June 8. Traffic on the bypass will not have access to Sycolin Road, north or south.

To get to the bypass from Sycolin Road, Leesburg Executive Airport, Philip Bolen Park and other locations, drivers must use the Dulles Greenway or take Route 7 to Battlefield Parkway. Exits 1 (Leesburg Bypass) and 2 (Miller Drive/Battlefield Parkway) on the Dulles Greenway are toll-free.

The closing is for the construction of the Sycolin Overpass. During the project, Sycolin Road will be closed from Gateway Drive to Hope Parkway. Construction of the overpass is expected to take 14 months.

The overpass will open in August 2014, restoring traffic on Sycolin Road between Gateway Drive and Hope Parkway, but there will be no access between Sycolin Road and the bypass.

For information, go to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Project Web site,, or call 800-367-7623.

County parks officesto close during move

The offices of the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, including the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, are moving to Ashburn. As of June 1, the offices will be at 20145 Ashbrook Pl., Suite 170. All phone numbers will remain the same.

The offices, currently at 215 Depot Court SE in Leesburg, will be closed next Thursday and May 31. They will reopen at the Ashburn address June 3.

For information, call 703-777-0343, e-mail or go to

— Compiled by Mari-Jane Williams