Route 7 Corridor in Northern Virginia

News & Updates

Upcoming Lane Closures

Lane Closures for the Week of Aug. 3-7, 2020

Crews will be performing storm pipe installation, excavation and fill operations, clearing and other construction-related activities on Aug. 3-7 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 and Virginia law prohibits the use of handheld cell phones while driving through an active work zone.

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, Aug. 3 – Thursday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for barrier installation, excavation and fill operations, and clearing.

ROUTE 7 WESTBOUND

Between Jarrett Valley Drive and Reston Avenue
Monday, Aug. 3 – Thursday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.*
Friday, Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
Left or right lane closed for barrier installation, excavation and fill operations, and clearing.
*Lane closures may start at 7 a.m. as reduced traffic volumes permit.

RESTON PARKWAY NORTHBOUND

Between Fieldview Drive/Round Pebble Lane and Route 7
Monday, Aug. 3 – Thursday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for excavation operations.

RESTON PARKWAY SOUTHBOUND

Between Route 7 and Fieldview Drive/Round Pebble Lane
Monday, Aug. 3 – Thursday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for excavation operations.

CARPERS FARM WAY

Between Route 7 and Scenic View Terrace
Monday, Aug. 3 – Thursday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Single lane closures for excavation operations will occur. Traffic will be flagged through work area as needed.

Lane Closures for the Week of July 27-31, 2020

ROUTE 7 EASTBOUND

Between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive
Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for barrier installation, excavation and fill operations, and clearing.

Between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road
Wednesday, July 29, 10 p.m. – Thursday, July 30, 5 a.m.
Left or right lane closed for paving and striping.

ROUTE 7 WESTBOUND

Between Jarrett Valley Drive and Reston Avenue
Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.*
Friday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
Left or right lane closed for barrier installation, excavation and fill operations, and clearing.
*Lane closures may start at 7 a.m. as reduced traffic volumes permit.

Between Utterback Store Road and Reston Avenue
Wednesday, July 29, 10 p.m. – Thursday, July 30, 5 a.m.
Left or right lane closed for paving and striping.

RESTON PARKWAY NORTHBOUND

Between Fieldview Drive/Round Pebble Lane and Route 7
Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for excavation operations.

Between Fieldview Drive/Round Pebble Lane and Route 7
Wednesday, July 29, 10 p.m. – Thursday, July 30, 5 a.m.
Left or right lane closed for paving and striping.

RESTON PARKWAY SOUTHBOUND

Between Route 7 and Fieldview Drive/Round Pebble Lane
Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for excavation operations.

Between Route 7 and Fieldview Drive/Round Pebble Lane
Wednesday, July 29, 10 p.m. – Thursday, July 30, 5 a.m.
Left or right lane closed for paving and striping.

CARPERS FARM WAY

Between Route 7 and Scenic View Terrace
Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Single lane closures for excavation operations will occur. Traffic will be flagged through work area as needed.

Temporary Road Closures

ATWOOD ROAD

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

COLVIN FOREST DRIVE

Closed at Route 7
Until December 2020
Road closed at Route 7--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.

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.

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