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

February 2021

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Continued noise barrier construction between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Began construction of the retaining wall west of Utterback Store Road along westbound Route 7.
  • Storm sewer installation and earth-moving activities continued between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Started installation of the 54" water main relocation between Colvin Forest Drive and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
  • Continued the installation of the articulated block lining in the new Colvin Run channel.
  • Resumed excavation for the pedestrian tunnel under Route 7. 
  • Commenced installation of the east half of the box culvert under Carpers Farm Way.
  • Finished placement of four elliptical storm sewer pipes at the east end of Colvin Run.
  • Water main relocation work between Beulah Road and Towlston Road was ongoing.
  • Removed the existing asphalt of the old eastbound Route 7 lanes between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Reestablished direct access between eastbound Route 7 and Old Ash Grove.
Click here to see February 2021 photos.

January 2021

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 Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Completed the north extension of the Piney Run box culvert.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Removed existing asphalt between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Run Road (east end).
  • Shifted Carpers Farm Way traffic to the north in preparation for the installation of the new Colvin Run box culvert on the east side of 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)
  • Commenced the installation of the articulated block lining in the new Colvin Run channel.
  • Continued earth-moving activities between Difficult Run and Faulkner Drive.
  • Began excavation for the pedestrian tunnel under Route 7. 
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Continued the water main relocation between Beulah Road and Towlston Road.
  • Shifted traffic on eastbound Route 7 to the north between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.

Click here to see January 2021 photos.

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.

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