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).

Construction Updates

February 2020Reston Parkway

  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area--clearing, erosion & sediment (E&S) controls, utility installation and bridge median removal continued.
  • Cleared and installed E&S controls along eastbound Route 7 from Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way.
  • Removed topsoil between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road. 
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Reston Avenue and Bishopsgate Way.
  • Installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Delta Glen Drive.
  • Relocated water main between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway. 
  • Placed barrier along the median of Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
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January 2020

  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area:
    • Began preparatory work within the VDOT right of way for utility relocations.
  • Placed roadway fill between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Utterback Store Road and Bishopsgate Way.
  • Removed topsoil between Baron Cameron Avenue and Faulkner Drive.
  • Installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue, including tunneling under Route 7 just west of Bishopsgate Way.
  • Completed of shoulder-strengthening along eastbound Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
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See project updates from previous months