Route 7 Corridor in Northern Virginia

News & Updates

Upcoming Lane Closures

Lane Closures for Jan. 25-29, 2021

Crews will be performing excavation and fill operations, clearing and other construction-related activities on Jan. 25-29 along eastbound and westbound Route 7, on Reston Parkway and on other neighborhood streets. Please see details below. 

As a reminder, drivers will experience lane shifts on Route 7, traffic pattern changes on neighborhood streets, and detours along the corridor. Please see the related traffic alerts. Temporary road closures are listed below.

Utility relocation work and other construction activities are ongoing in the Colvin Run and Difficult Run area, including new work activities

Drivers are reminded that the speed limit along Route 7 has been temporarily reduced to 45 miles per hour in active work zones between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive.

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, it is illegal to hold a handheld personal communications device (e.g., your smartphone) while driving a moving motor vehicle on Virginia highways. Click here for more information, including details on the five exceptions to this law.

During construction, drivers are asked to use caution and be alert to signs, flaggers and potential police direction in work zones. Slow-moving vehicles and equipment may be entering and exiting the road. Please see VDOT's video on navigating lane closure merges.

All work is subject to change based on weather and schedule. 

Please note that Washington Gas crews are also working along the corridor as part of the concurrent pipe replacement project.

 Find the latest information on travel conditions and work zones by visiting 511virginia.org or downloading the Virginia511 app. 

Upcoming Lane Closures

ROUTE 7 EASTBOUND

Between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive
Monday, Jan. 25 – Thursday, Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for excavation and fill operations, clearing and other related work.

ROUTE 7 WESTBOUND

Between Jarrett Valley Drive and Reston Avenue
Monday, Jan. 25 – Thursday, Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for excavation and fill operations, clearing and other related work.

CARPERS FARM WAY

Between Route 7 and Scenic View Terrace
Monday, Jan. 25 – Thursday, Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Single lane closures for excavation operations and storm pipe installation. Traffic will be flagged through the work area as needed.

Lane Closures for Jan. 17-23, 2021

ROUTE 7 EASTBOUND

Between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive
Monday, Jan. 18 - Tuesday, Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for excavation and fill operations, clearing and other related work.

Between Carpers Farm Way and Beulah Road
Friday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. to Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.
Left or right lane closed for utility work.

ROUTE 7 WESTBOUND

Between Jarrett Valley Drive and Reston Avenue
Monday, Jan. 18 - Tuesday, Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for excavation and fill operations, clearing and other related work.

Between Forestville Drive and Faulkner Drive
Sunday, Jan. 17, 10 p.m. – Monday, Jan. 18, 5 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 18, 10 p.m. – Tuesday, Jan. 19, 5 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 10 p.m. – Thursday, Jan. 21, 5 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m. – Friday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22, 10 p.m. – Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.
Right lane closed overnight for utility work.

CARPERS FARM WAY

Between Route 7 and Scenic View Terrace
Monday, Jan. 18 - Tuesday, Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Single lane closures for excavation operations. Traffic will be flagged through the work area as needed.

Temporary Road Closures

AMANDA DRIVE

Closed at Route 7
On or about Thursday, Dec. 10 until June 2021
Road closed at Route 7 for excavation, storm pipe installation, and other construction activities. Follow signed detour route.

ATWOOD ROAD

Closed between Robnel Place and Route 7
Until 2023
Road closed--follow signed detour route.

LYONS STREET NORTHBOUND

Between Route 7 and Vernon Drive
Until 2023
Partial closure. Right-out only from Lyons Street onto westbound Route 7. See related traffic alert.

RIVA RIDGE DRIVE

Closed at Route 7
Monday, Aug. 31 until June 2021
Road closed at Route 7--follow signed detour route.

STOKLEY WAY SOUTHBOUND

Closed at Route 7
Until 2022
Partial closure. Right-out only from Stokely Way onto eastbound Route 7.  See related traffic alert.

TROTTING HORSE LANE

Closed at Route 7
Until 2021
Road closed at Route 7--follow signed detour route.

Click here for Route 7 Traffic Alerts.