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

October 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Completed the extension of the Dog Run box culvert on the north side of Route 7 between Northfalls Court and Utterback Store Road.
  • Continued drilling noise barrier foundations and earth-moving activities between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Began construction of noise barriers.
  • Performed storm sewer installation between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway, and completed storm sewer installation between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road.
  • Performed cement stabilization of the subgrade and placed cement-treated aggregate for future westbound Route 7 lanes between Great Passage Boulevard and Amanda Drive.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed construction of the common duct bank between Delta Glen Court and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Completed storm sewer installation and performed fine grading and cement stabilization of the subgrade along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
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 relocation of communication utilities.
  • Continued the realignment of Colvin Run.
  • Installed sheet pile in the Colvin Run area east of Carpers Farm Way.
  • Completed installation of the west half of the box culvert under Carper's Farm Way.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Continued storm sewer and completed water line installation for Route 7 westbound lanes between Faulkner Drive and Trotting Horse Lane.  
  • Began fine grading and cement stabilization of the subgrade for Route 7 westbound lanes between Faulkner Drive and Trotting Horse Lane.   
  • Completed storm sewer and water line installation for Route 7 westbound lanes between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond near Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Continued earth-moving operations and completed fine grading for Route 7 westbound lanes between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.

Click here to see October 2020 photos.

September 2020Drilled foundations for noise barrier

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Shifted traffic along Route 7 between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Began construction of the extension of the Dog Run box culvert on the north side of Route 7 between Northfalls Court and Utterback Store Road.
  • Commenced drilling noise barrier foundations between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway.
  • Continued tree clearing and earth-moving activities between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed construction of the common duct bank between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Started construction of the common duct bank between Delta Glen Court and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued storm sewer installation.
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 relocation of communication utilities.
  • Continued the temporary realignment of Colvin Run.
  • Installed sheet pile in the Colvin Run area east of Carpers Farm Way.
  • Completed setting precast elements of the triple box culvert on the west side of Carpers Farm Way.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Began the installation of a water line between Middleton Ridge Road and Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Started storm sewer and water line installation between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond near Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.

Click here to see September 2020 photos.

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