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

December 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Continued noise barrier construction between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Storm sewer installation continued between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway, and commenced between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Placed cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road. 
  • Reconstructed and reopened the intersection of Route 7 and Great Passage Boulevard.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Finished cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt placement and completed curb and gutter along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Continued earth-moving activities between Difficult Run and Faulkner Drive.
  • Continued construction of the new channel for Colvin Run Stream.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Route 7 westbound lanes between Faulkner Drive and Trotting Horse Lane.  
  • Began relocating the water main between Beulah Road and Towlston Road.  
  • Completed asphalt placement and shifted traffic along westbound Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
Click here to see December 2020 photos.

November 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Continued noise barrier post installation and storm sewer work between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway.
  • Earth-moving and grading activities between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road continued.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Finished cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt placement and completed curb and gutter along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Continued earth-moving activities between Carpers Farm Way and Colvin Forest Drive.
  • Started earth-moving activities between Difficult Run and Faulkner Drive.
  • Built temporary access road to the sewer pump station near Difficult Run.
  • Completed sheet pile installation in the Colvin Run area east of Carpers Farm Way.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Route 7 westbound lanes between Faulkner Drive and Trotting Horse Lane.  
  • Placed cement-treated aggregate, installed underdrain, placed base asphalt and commenced curb and gutter installation along westbound Route 7 between Faulkner Drive and Trotting Horse Lane.  
  • Performed cement stabilization of the subgrade, placed cement-treated aggregate, installed underdrain, placed base asphalt and completed curb and gutter installation between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
Click here to see November 2020 photos.

See project updates from previous months