Frequently Asked Questions

Colvin Run MillWhat is the Route 7 Corridor Improvements Project?

This project will improve almost seven miles of Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive. 

Some of the proposed work includes the widening of Route 7 from four to six lanes, intersection improvements, and adding 10-foot wide shared-use paths on both sides of the road. 

These improvements will decrease congestion, increase capacity, improve safety, and expand mobility for cyclists and pedestrians - all in conformity with Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Plan.

What is the current project schedule?

A Design Public Hearing will be held Nov. 15, 2016, with final design approval scheduled in April 2017.  The design-build contract is scheduled to be awarded in January 2018.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in late 2025.

What is the estimated cost of the project?

Total estimated cost: $233.9 million

Preliminary engineering: $3.4 million
Right of way acquisition and utility relocations: $62 million
Construction: $168.5 million

How will my property be impacted by this project? When will VDOT contact me?

The preliminary right of way impacts are available online here. As we continue to advance the design, the proposed impacts may change in the future. 

The right of way impacts will be determined in 2018 and finalized by the end of 2018. VDOT right of way agents will initiate contact if it is determined that we need to purchase right of way from your property.  

To learn more about VDOT's right of way acquisition process, see our brochure, A Guide for Property Owners and Tenants.

Are noise walls being considered?

Our noise wall study is still underway. 

Some preliminary findings were presented at the June 2016 public information meeting (see meeting materials). Additional findings will be presented at the Nov. 15 Design Public Hearing.  

You will be able to offer your comments for up to 30 days before and after the meeting.  

Click here to learn more about VDOT's noise wall evaluation procedure.