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

September 2021

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Completed removal of old asphalt along westbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Amanda Drive.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Started drilling for noise barrier posts along westbound Route 7 east of Colvin Run Road (west end).
  • Storm sewer installation between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive continued.
  • Began grading for eastbound Route 7 shared use path east of Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Continued earth-moving activities at the intersection of Route 7 and Baron Cameron Avenue.

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

  • Started drilling for noise barrier posts along eastbound Route 7 on the east side of Colvin Forest Drive.
  • Installed storm sewer for eastbound Route 7 west of Serenity Woods Lane.
  • Placed embankment for eastbound Route 7 east of Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued construction of the retaining wall between eastbound Route 7 and the Colvin Run stream channel.
  • Continued maintenance on the Potomac Interceptor sanitary sewer.
  • Abutment construction continued for the eastbound Route 7 bridge on the east side of Difficult Run.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Completed grading and placement of cement-treated aggregate, asphalt and curb construction along westbound Route 7 between Lyons Street and Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Shifted traffic on westbound Route 7 to the north between Lyons Street and Forestville Drive.
  • Shifted traffic on eastbound Route 7 to the south between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Continued pipe installation for the water main distribution relocations between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Started storm sewer pipe crossings underneath Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Laurel Hill Road.

Click here to see September 2021 photos.

August 2021

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Constructed curb and placed asphalt along westbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Reston Avenue, and between Great Passage Boulevard and Utterback Store Road.
  • Completed new alignment of the Utterback Store Road/Route 7 intersection and opened it to traffic.
  • Shifted traffic on westbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Reston Avenue to the north.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Continued drilling for noise barrier posts for Wall G3 along eastbound Route 7 east of Capital Church.
  • Continued storm drainage installation along eastbound Route 7.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Continued earth-moving activities at the intersection of Route 7 and Baron Cameron Avenue.

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

  • Continued construction of the retaining wall between eastbound Route 7 and the Colvin Run stream channel.
  • Completed installation of steel piles and began construction of the abutment (structure that supports one end of a bridge) of the eastbound Route 7 bridge on the east side of Difficult Run.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued storm sewer installation along westbound Route 7 between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Constructed curb along westbound Route 7 between Towlston Road and Forestville Drive.
  • Began grading and placement of cement-treated aggregate, base asphalt and curb stone along westbound Route 7 between Royal Estates Drive and Towlston Road.
  • Continued storm sewer pipe crossings between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road. 
  • Continued pipe installation for the water main distribution relocations between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.

Click here to see August 2021 photos.

See project updates from previous months