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

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.

May 2020Looking East Along Route 7 from Reston Parkway

  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area: Continued relocation of communication utilities.
  • Storm sewer installation between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue continued.
  • Relocated communications lines between Reston Parkway and Markell Court.
  • Began clearing and earth-moving for a stormwater management pond along westbound Route 7 near Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Continued earth-moving and grading between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway.
  • Performed cement stabilization of the subgrade, placed concrete-treated aggregate, installed underdrain, and placed based asphalt for future eastbound lanes between Reston Parkway and Bishopsgate Way, and between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Placed temporary asphalt in the Route 7 median between Faulkner Drive and Towlston Road in preparation for lane shifts.
  • Strengthened shoulders along westbound Route 7 between Faulkner Drive and Towlston Road.
  • Started earth-moving operations between McLean Bible Church and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Click here to see photos.

See project updates from previous months