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

April 2022

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Completed base and intermediate paving and construction of median curb between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road. 
  • Continued paving and median curb construction between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Installation of storm sewer infrastructure continued.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Completed post and panel installation for noise barriers along eastbound Route 7 on the east and west sides of Capital Church.
  • Completed footing installation for the north half of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park.  
  • Continued storm sewer installation and pavement construction for Stage 3A between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Grading and stone placement for temporary asphalt continued.
  • Starting paving at the Baron Cameron Avenue intersection and reconstructing the right-turn lane from westbound Route 7 to Springvale Road in preparation for upcoming traffic shift. 

Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)

  • Continued construction of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run, including girder installation.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued storm sewer installation, earth-moving, and road construction activities in preparation for the upcoming opening of the displaced left-turn lane at Lewinsville Road.  
  • Completed post installation for the noise barrier along westbound Route 7 adjacent to Towlston Road and started panel installation.
  • Completed post and panel installation for the retaining wall along southbound Towlston Road on the north side of Route 7 and began backfilling the area behind the retaining wall.  
  • Completed the 48" storm pipe crossing beneath Route 7 on the east side of McLean Bible Church and continued new storm sewer installation.

Click here to see April 2022 photos.

March 2022

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Continued construction of the concrete curb along the Route 7 median between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier foundations along westbound Route 7 between Springvale Road and Colvin Run Road (west).
  • Began drilling for noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Completed excavation for the northern half of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park.  
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Stage 3A between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
  • Continued installation of pavement for Stage 3A between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Storm sewer installation continued.
  • Grading and stone placement for temporary asphalt began.

Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)

  • Continued construction of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run.
  • Storm sewer installation for Stage 2A commenced between Carpers Farm Drive and Difficult Run. 
  • Completed noise barrier panel installation along eastbound Route 7 between Difficult Run and Serenity Woods Lane.  

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Began storm sewer installation and continued earth-moving activities for the upcoming displaced left-turn lane at Lewinsville Road.  
  • Continued drilling for noise barrier foundations and post and panel installation along eastbound Route 7 near Middleton Ridge Road, and along westbound Route 7 near Towlston Road.
  • Continued work on the 48" storm pipe crossing beneath Route 7 on the east side of McLean Bible Church.
  • Completed rough grading for the stormwater management pond east of McLean Bible Church.

Click here to see March 2022 photos.

February 2022

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Started construction of the concrete curb along the Route 7 median between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Storm sewer installation west of Baron Cameron Avenue continued.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Continued panel installation for the noise barrier along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Run Road (east) and Colvin Run Road (west).
  • Started excavation for the northern half of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park.  
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Stage 3A between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Stage 2A west of Baron Cameron Avenue.

Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)

  • Continued construction of foundations for the piers and western abutment of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run, including the completion of the drilled shaft installation for Pier 1 and the excavation for Pier 2.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued grading and began placement of cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt for Stage 3B between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Continued drilling for noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 near Serenity Woods Lane.  
  • Started work on the 48" storm pipe crossing beneath Route 7 on the east side of McLean Bible Church.

Click here to see February 2022 photos.

See project updates from previous months