Route 7 Corridor in Northern Virginia

News & Updates

Upcoming Lane Closures

Lane Closures for July 5-8, 2022

Crews will be performing excavation and fill operations, clearing, storm pipe work, paving and other construction-related activities on July 5-8 along eastbound and westbound Route 7 and on other neighborhood streets. 

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

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. Crews may be conducting work during the overnight hours under the project's Fairfax County Noise Waiver permit.

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
Tuesday, July 5, noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 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
Tuesday, July 5, noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for excavation and fill operations, clearing and other related work.

BARON CAMERON AVENUE EASTBOUND

Between Lake Fairfax Drive and Route 7
Tuesday, July 5, noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for utility location and other related work.

BARON CAMERON AVENUE WESTBOUND

Between Route 7 and Lake Fairfax Drive
Tuesday, July 5, noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Left or right lane closed for utility location and other related work.

BEULAH ROAD

Between Route 7 and Bent Creek Lane
Tuesday, July 5, noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Single lane closures for excavation and fill operations, utility relocations and other related work. Traffic will be flagged through the work area as needed.

FORESTVILLE DRIVE

Between Route 7 and Fairpine Lane
Tuesday, July 5, noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Single lane closures for excavation and fill operations, utility relocations and other related work. Traffic will be flagged through the work area as needed.

LEWINSVILLE ROAD

Between Route 7 and Woodhurst Boulevard
Tuesday, July 5, noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Single lane closures for utility location, clearing and other related work. Traffic will be flagged through the work area as needed.

TOWLSTON ROAD

Between Route 7 and Vernon Drive/Belvedere Branch Drive
Tuesday, July 5, noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Single lane closures for excavation and fill operations and other related work. Traffic will be flagged through the work area as needed.

Lane Closures for June 27 - July 1, 2022

ROUTE 7 EASTBOUND

Between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Left or right lane closed for excavation and fill operations, clearing and other related work.

Between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive
Monday, June 27, 10 p.m. – Tuesday, June 28, 5 a.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 10 p.m. – Wednesday, June 29, 5 a.m.
Wednesday, June 29 10 p.m. – Thursday, June 30, 5 a.m.
Thursday, June 30, 10 p.m. – Friday, July 1, 5 a.m.
Left or right lane closed for traffic signal work.

ROUTE 7 WESTBOUND

Between Jarrett Valley Drive and Reston Avenue
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Left or right lane closed for excavation and fill operations, clearing and other related work.

Between Jarrett Valley Drive and Reston Avenue
Monday, June 27, 10 p.m. – Tuesday, June 28, 5 a.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 10 p.m. – Wednesday, June 29, 5 a.m.
Wednesday, June 29 10 p.m. – Thursday, June 30, 5 a.m.
Thursday, June 30, 10 p.m. – Friday, July 1, 5 a.m.
Left or right lane closed for traffic signal work.

BARON CAMERON AVENUE EASTBOUND

Between Lake Fairfax Drive and Route 7
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Left or right lane closed for utility location and other related work.

BARON CAMERON AVENUE WESTBOUND

Between Route 7 and Lake Fairfax Drive
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Left or right lane closed for utility location and other related work.

BEULAH ROAD

Between Route 7 and Bent Creek Lane
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Single lane closures for excavation and fill operations, utility relocations and other related work. Traffic will be flagged through the work area as needed.

FORESTVILLE DRIVE

Between Route 7 and Fairpine Lane
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Single lane closures for excavation and fill operations, utility relocations and other related work. Traffic will be flagged through the work area as needed.

LEWINSVILLE ROAD

Between Route 7 and Woodhurst Boulevard
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Single lane closures for utility location, clearing and other related work. Traffic will be flagged through the work area as needed.

TOWLSTON ROAD

Between Route 7 and Vernon Drive/Belvedere Branch Drive
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Single lane closures for excavation and fill operations and other related work. Traffic will be flagged through the 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 RUN ROAD

West end closed to outgoing traffic at Route 7
Until July 2022
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.

STOKLEY WAY

Closed at Route 7
Starting on or about Jan. 25, 2022 and continuing through late 2022
Follow signed detour route.

TRAP ROAD

Closed at Route 7
Starting on or about June 13, 2022, and continuing through mid-August
Drivers use Towlston Road for access between Trap Road and Route 7. Follow signed detour route. 

Click here for Route 7 Traffic Alerts.