Construction along Route 7

News & Updates

Project Updates

Design Updates

  • Finalized Traffic Control Plans for the project area west of Baron Cameron Avenue. (April 2019)
  • Finalized Right-of-Way Plans. (August 2019)
  • Obtained two permits for the project area west of Delta Glen Court: The US Army Corps of Engineers State Programmatic General Permit and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Virginia Water Protection General Permit. (June 2019)
  • Published Public Notices for Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) (July 2019) and DEQ (August 2019) permits for the project area east of Delta Glen Court. 
  • 100% Roadway and Bridge Plans approved (October 2019).
  • Obtained two Clean Water Act permits for the project area east of Delta Glen Court: The US Army Corps of Engineers Individual Permit NOA-2014-01572 and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) VWP Individual Permit 19-0554 (October 2019).
  • Obtained a modification of the VPDES Construction General Permit to cover the entire project area (October 2019).
  • The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) issued the final permit for signature (October 2019).
  • Final noise analysis approved by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) (November 2019).
  • Tabulated noise barrier votes from benefited parcels. All noise barriers that were deemed warranted, feasible, and reasonable in the Final Noise Analysis will be constructed with the project (April 2020). Click here for more information on the noise walls.

Construction Updates

July 2021

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Completed noise barrier panel installation along westbound Route 7 between Utterback Store Road and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Performed grading, placed cement-treated aggregate and asphalt, and placed curb stone along westbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Reston Avenue, and between Great Passage Boulevard and Utterback Store Road.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier posts along eastbound Route 7 for Walls G4 and G5 west of Colvin Forest Drive.
  • Starting drilling for noise barrier posts for Wall G3 along eastbound Route 7 east of Capital Church.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Continued earth-moving activities at the intersection of Route 7 and Baron Cameron Avenue.

Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)

  • Constructed the permanent pavement on Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued construction of the retaining wall between eastbound Route 7 and the Colvin Run stream channel.
  • Continued installation of steel piles for the eastbound bridge over Difficult Run.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued storm sewer installation along westbound Route 7 between Trotting Horse Lane and Towlston Road, and commenced storm sewer installation between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Began grading and placement of cement-treated aggregate, curb stone, and asphalt along westbound Route 7 between Beulah Road/Springvale Road and Towlston Road.
  • Started storm sewer pipe crossings between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road. 
  • Continued water main distribution relocations and tie-ins to existing infrastructure between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.

Click here to see July 2021 photos.

June 2021

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Noise barrier panel installation commenced along westbound Route 7 between Utterback Store Road and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier posts along eastbound Route 7 between Colvin Forest Drive and Serenity Woods Lane.
  • Crews installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Performed grading, placed cement-treated aggregate and asphalt, and installed curb along westbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Amanda Drive.
  • Continued earth-moving activities at the intersection of Route 7 and Baron Cameron Avenue.

Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)

  • Continued construction of the retaining wall between eastbound Route 7 and the Colvin Run stream channel.
  • Began excavation of the new Difficult Run bridge foundation and the abutment on the east side of the bridge.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Installed the outfall structure in the stormwater management pond near Towlston Road.
  • Continued water main distribution relocations between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Completed placement of cement-treated aggregate, curb stone, and asphalt between Lewinsville Road and Old Ash Grove for upcoming traffic shift.

Click here to see June 2021 photos.

May 2021

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Noise barrier construction continued between Utterback Store Road and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Crews installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Backfilled curb and placed asphalt along westbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road.
  • Performed grading between Utterback Store Road and Great Passage Boulevard.  
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive:
  • Completed the tie-in of the Fairfax County Water Authority's 54" water main relocation between Colvin Forest Drive and Carpers Farm Way along eastbound Route 7. 
  • Continued earth-moving activities at the intersection of Route 7 and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Completed excavation for the retaining wall between eastbound Route 7 and the Colvin Run stream channel and commenced footing construction.  
  • Construction of the south half of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park was ongoing. 
  • Backfilled curb and placed asphalt along westbound Route 7 between Middleton Ridge Road and Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Commenced water main distribution relocations near Towlston Road.
  • Installed, tested, and tied in the Fairfax County Water Authority's 54" water main relocation along eastbound Route 7 between Wolftrap Run Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Placed cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt, and performed fine grading between Lewinsville Road and Old Ash Grove.
  • Began clearing for relocated Lewinsville Road.

Click here to see May 2021 photos.

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