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

August 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Completed reconstruction of the Bishopsgate Way and Markell Court intersections.  
  • Began clearing operations between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Continued storm sewer installation.
  • Placed asphalt for future eastbound lanes and shifted westbound traffic to the south between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue.  
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Continued clearing trees along westbound Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Began construction of the common duct bank between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Started earth-moving operations between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued storm sewer installation.
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 relocation of communication utilities.
  • Continued the temporary realignment of Colvin Run.
  • Installed sheet pile in the Colvin Run area east of Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued construction of the triple box culvert and set precast concrete elements on the west side of the Carpers Farm Way.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Placed asphalt for temporary lanes in the median of Route 7 between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.  
  • Shifted Route 7 traffic to the south between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond near Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Began earth-moving operations between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.

Click here to see August 2020 photos.

July 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Continued storm sewer installation. 
  • Installed underdrain.
  • Placed curb stone and asphalt for future eastbound lanes.  
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Shifted traffic on Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.  
  • Continued clearing trees along westbound Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Removed existing asphalt along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.  
  • Continued storm sewer installation.
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 relocation of communication utilities.
  • Began temporary realignment of Colvin Run.
  • Commenced excavation for and construction of the triple box culvert under Carpers Farm Way.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Placed asphalt for temporary lanes in the median of Route 7 between Atwood Road and Lewinsville Road.  
  • Shifted traffic on Route 7 between Atwood Drive and Towlston Road, and between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond near Trotting Horse Lane.

Click here to see July 2020 photos.

June 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Riva Ridge Drive
  • Continued storm sewer installation.  
  • Relocated communication lines.  
  • Installed underdrain.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Performed cement stabilization of the subgrade, placed cement-treated aggregate, and placed base asphalt for future eastbound lanes.
  • Prepared for shifting EB and WB traffic to the south in July.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed cement stabilization of the subgrade, placed cement-treated aggregate, and placed base asphalt for temporary pavement in the median.
  • Shifted the eastbound Route 7 lanes towards the median.
  • Began reconstruction of the Delta Glen Court pavement across the future eastbound Route 7 lanes.
  • Built a retaining wall west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 Construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area: Continued relocation of communication utilities.
  • Prepared for start of temporary Colvin Run realignment in July.
  • Prepared for start of Carper's Farm Way triple box culvert installation in July.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond near Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Placed asphalt for temporary pavement in the median. 
  • Completed temporary shoulder strengthening along the eastbound lanes. 
  • Prepared for shifting EB and WB traffic to the south between Atwood Road and Lewinsville Road in July.

Click here to see June 2020 photos.

See project updates from previous months