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).

Construction Updates

October 2019

  • Opened early improvements at Towlston Road (original target date was Summer 2020).
  • Completed Stage 1B storm sewer installation between Amanda Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Crews finished construction of the temporary eastbound Route 7 lanes in the median between Reston Parkway and Baron Cameron Avenue.  
  • Completed weekend intersection reconstruction activities at Reston Parkway, Utterback Store Road, and Markell Court/Amanda Drive.
  • Shifted eastbound Route 7 traffic to the median between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Completed shoulder strengthening on westbound Route 7 between Faulkner Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue and implemented a minor lane shift to the north.
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September 2019

Aerial View Looking West

  • Storm sewer installation between Amanda Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue continued.
  • Continued work in the median to construct temporary eastbound lanes between Reston Avenue and Amanda Drive/Markell Court.
    • Completed fine grading and soil cement operations.
    • Completed placement of cement-treated aggregate.
    • Graded and placed stone for temporary asphalt.
    • Placed base and intermediate asphalt.
  • Crews performed test-pitting for utilities on Towlston Road in preparation for temporary improvements at the Route 7/Towlston Road intersection.
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See project updates from previous months