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

January 2020

  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area:
    • Began preparatory work within the VDOT right of way for utility relocations.

December 2019Median Demo

  • Completed pavement demolition between Reston Parkway and Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Placed roadway fill between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road
  • Conducted earth-moving operations between Utterback Store Road and Bishopsgate Way
  • Cleared tree and brush and installed erosion and sediment controls within the VDOT right-of-way between Reston Avenue and Bishopsgate Way
  • Installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Markell Court
  • Placed traffic barrier along the Route 7 median between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court
  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area:
    • Removed the raised median at the Difficult Run bridge
  • Removed topsoil between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Drive
  • Strengthened the right shoulder of eastbound Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
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November 2019

  • Continued storm sewer installation between Reston Parkway and Reston Avenue.
  • Demolished former eastbound Route 7 pavement from Reston Avenue to Bishopsgate Way.
  • Placed roadway fill between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Installed erosion and sediment controls prior to clearing between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Placed barrier and constructed asphalt wedge for drainage along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Run Road/Carpers Farm Way and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Cut and capped an unused water line stub along the McLean Bible Church access road.
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See project updates from previous months