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. 
  • Submitted 100% Roadway and Bridge Plans.

Construction Updates

September 2019

  • Storm sewer installation between Amanda Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue continued.
  • Continued work in the median to construction temporary eastbound lanes between Reston Avenue and Amanda Drive/Markell Court.
    • Completed fine grading and soil cement operations.
    • Completed placement of cement-treated aggregate.
    • Graded and placed stone for temporary asphalt.
    • Placed base and intermediate asphalt.
  • Crews performed test-pitting for utilities on Towlston Road in preparation for temporary improvements at the Route 7/Towlston Road intersection.
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August 2019

  • Completed early improvements at Baron Cameron Avenue; opened third left-turn lane from westbound Route 7 to Baron Cameron Avenue 10 days prior to contract date. Click here to see a Twitter video.CTA
  • Work on early improvements between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue began in mid-August:
    • Placed fill materials for the temporary and permanent widening in the median.
    • Began soil cement stabilization operations in the median of Route 7 to provide a base for future pavement sections.
    • Installed sub-base Cement Treated Aggregate (CTA) in areas of soil cement stabilization in the median.
    • Placed temporary pavement 21-B aggregate in median.
    • Continued the installation and monitoring of erosion & sediment (E&S) control measures for all disturbed areas.
    • Continued drainage work in the median of Route 7.
    • Placed asphalt in the median of Route 7 for temporary and permanent widening.
  • Based on feedback from the community, additional enhancements along the corridor during August included:
    • Placement of rumble strips on Utterback Store Road to warn drivers of the Forestville Elementary School Zone.
    • Installation of pavement markings and “Do Not Block Intersection” signage on Towlston Road at Vernon Drive.
    • Construction of temporary turn taper on westbound Route 7 to facilitate deceleration and turning at Northfalls Court.
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See project updates from previous months