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

May 2022

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Starting drilling for noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Bishopsgate Way.
  • Continued paving and median curb construction between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue.  
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed post and panel installation for noise barriers along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Run Road (west) and Downey Drive, continued noise barrier panel installation between the two Colvin Run Road intersections.
  • Installed the arch sections and wingwalls for the north half of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park.
  • Completed storm sewer installation and began pavement construction for Stage 3A between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Continued storm sewer installation, grading, stone placement, and paving at the Baron Cameron Avenue intersection.  
  • Reconstructed the right-turn lane from westbound Route 7 to Springvale Road.
  • Shifted the left-turn and through lanes of westbound Route 7 to the north.

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

  • Completed girder installation and began constructing the deck of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued noise barrier construction along eastbound Route 7 near between Serenity Woods Lane and Middleton Ridge Road. 
  • Continued storm sewer installation, earth-moving, and road construction activities in preparation for the upcoming opening of the displaced left-turn lane at Lewinsville Road.  

Click here to see May 2022 photos.

April 2022

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Completed base and intermediate paving and construction of median curb between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road. 
  • Continued paving and median curb construction between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Installation of storm sewer infrastructure continued.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Completed post and panel installation for noise barriers along eastbound Route 7 on the east and west sides of Capital Church.
  • Completed footing installation for the north half of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park.  
  • Continued storm sewer installation and pavement construction for Stage 3A between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Grading and stone placement for temporary asphalt continued.
  • Starting paving at the Baron Cameron Avenue intersection and reconstructing the right-turn lane from westbound Route 7 to Springvale Road in preparation for upcoming traffic shift. 

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

  • Continued construction of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run, including girder installation.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued storm sewer installation, earth-moving, and road construction activities in preparation for the upcoming opening of the displaced left-turn lane at Lewinsville Road.  
  • Completed post installation for the noise barrier along westbound Route 7 adjacent to Towlston Road and started panel installation.
  • Completed post and panel installation for the retaining wall along southbound Towlston Road on the north side of Route 7 and began backfilling the area behind the retaining wall.  
  • Completed the 48" storm pipe crossing beneath Route 7 on the east side of McLean Bible Church and continued new storm sewer installation.

Click here to see April 2022 photos.

See project updates from previous months