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August 2022

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

  • Placed cement-treated aggregate, installed underdrain, constructed curb and gutter, and paved along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Forest Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue in preparation for upcoming traffic shift to Stage 3B.
  • Finished stone and asphalt placement for the shared use paths along eastbound and westbound Route 7 between Delta Glen Court/Colvin Run Road (west) and Colvin Forest Drive.

Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection

  • Completed intermediate asphalt placement for Stage 2C and continued intersection reconstruction work.

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

  • Completed Stage 3A traffic shifts for eastbound and westbound Route 7 onto the new Difficult Run Bridge. 
  • Started removal of the remaining existing Difficult Run bridge. 
  • Began storm sewer installation between the new pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park and Difficult Run.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Started drilling for noise barrier foundations along westbound Route 7 on the east and west sides of Forestville Drive. 
  • Began noise barrier post installation along eastbound Route 7 between Old Ash Grove and Jarrett Valley Drive. 
  • Installed retaining and noise barrier panels along eastbound Route 7 between Serenity Woods Lane and Middleton Ridge Road.  
  • Continued storm sewer installation between Newcombs Farm Road and Beulah Road.
  • Started grading, placement of cement-treated aggregate, and base asphalt placement along eastbound Route 7 between Middleton Ridge Road and Beulah Road.
  • Continued storm sewer installation between Wolftrap Run Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Opened the new Lewinsville Road intersection, including the displaced left turn from eastbound Route 7 to Lewinsville Road, in an interim configuration. Improvements in this area are ongoing while crews complete the work for the opening of the permanent intersection configuration.

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July 2022

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue

  • Completed drilling for noise barrier foundations along westbound Route 7 between Riva Ridge Drive and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Completed noise barrier post installation along westbound Route 7 between Amanda Drive and Riva Ridge Drive, and started post installation between Riva Ridge Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Completed noise barrier panel installation along eastbound Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway.
  • Placed curb stone and base asphalt for Stage 3B between Amanda Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue.

Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way

  • Began noise barrier post installation along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Continued fine grading for Stage 3A along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Forest Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue.

Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection

  • Placed cement-treated aggregate and asphalt for Stage 2C and continued intersection reconstruction work.

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

  • Completed stone and asphalt placement for Stage 2 between the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park and Serenity Woods Lane.
  • Finished construction of the approach slabs and outer bridge rail, completed deck grooving, and shifted eastbound Route 7 traffic to the new Difficult Run bridge.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Completed drilling for noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 between Atwood Road and Towlston Road, and between Laurel Hill Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Continued storm sewer installation between Newcombs Farm Road and Beulah Road, and between Wolftrap Run Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Placed curb stone, installed curb, and placed asphalt for Stage 3A between Serenity Woods Lane and Middleton Ridge Road. 
  • Completed storm sewer installation along the future right turn-lane from westbound Route 7 to the relocated portion of Lewinsville Road. 
  • Continued road construction activities at Lewinsville Road in preparation for the upcoming opening of the displaced left-turn lane.  

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June 2022

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 between Bishopsgate Way and Markell Court.
  • Placed cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt for Stage 3B between Amanda Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed grading, placed cement-treated aggregate and asphalt, installed underdrain, and continued curb construction for Stage 3A along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Forest Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue.  
  • Continued noise barrier panel installation along westbound Route 7 between the two Colvin Run Road intersections and along eastbound Route 7 near Capital Church.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Placed cement-treated aggregate and asphalt for Stage 2B.
  • Switched traffic on westbound Route 7 at Baron Cameron Avenue to Stage 2C.

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

  • Completed deck concrete placement for the eastbound bridge over Difficult Run.  
  • Began constructing the approach slabs and bridge rail on the eastbound bridge. 
  • Completed grading and placed cement-treated aggregate for Stage 2A on eastbound Route 7 between the pedestrian underpass and Serenity Woods Lane.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Completed storm sewer installation for Stage 3A between Middleton Ridge Road and Newcombs Farm Road.  
  • Performed grading and placed cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt along eastbound Route 7 for Stage 3A between Serenity Woods Lane and Middleton Ridge Road.  
  • Installed storm sewer along the future right turn-lane from westbound Route 7 to the relocated portion of Lewinsville Road. 
  • Continued road construction activities at Lewinsville Road in preparation for the upcoming opening of the displaced left-turn lane.
  • Completed reconstruction of the westbound right-turn lane from Route 7 to existing Lewinsville Road.

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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.  

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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.

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March 2022

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Continued construction of the concrete curb along the Route 7 median between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier foundations along westbound Route 7 between Springvale Road and Colvin Run Road (west).
  • Began drilling for noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Completed excavation for the northern half of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park.  
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Stage 3A between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
  • Continued installation of pavement for Stage 3A between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Storm sewer installation continued.
  • Grading and stone placement for temporary asphalt began.

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

  • Continued construction of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run.
  • Storm sewer installation for Stage 2A commenced between Carpers Farm Drive and Difficult Run. 
  • Completed noise barrier panel installation along eastbound Route 7 between Difficult Run and Serenity Woods Lane.  

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Began storm sewer installation and continued earth-moving activities for the upcoming displaced left-turn lane at Lewinsville Road.  
  • Continued drilling for noise barrier foundations and post and panel installation along eastbound Route 7 near Middleton Ridge Road, and along westbound Route 7 near Towlston Road.
  • Continued work on the 48" storm pipe crossing beneath Route 7 on the east side of McLean Bible Church.
  • Completed rough grading for the stormwater management pond east of McLean Bible Church.

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February 2022

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Started construction of the concrete curb along the Route 7 median between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Storm sewer installation west of Baron Cameron Avenue continued.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Continued panel installation for the noise barrier along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Run Road (east) and Colvin Run Road (west).
  • Started excavation for the northern half of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park.  
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Stage 3A between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Stage 2A west of Baron Cameron Avenue.

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

  • Continued construction of foundations for the piers and western abutment of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run, including the completion of the drilled shaft installation for Pier 1 and the excavation for Pier 2.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued grading and began placement of cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt for Stage 3B between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Continued drilling for noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 near Serenity Woods Lane.  
  • Started work on the 48" storm pipe crossing beneath Route 7 on the east side of McLean Bible Church.

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January 2022

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

Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Completed post installation and continued panel installation for the noise barrier along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Run Road (east) and Colvin Run Road (west).
  • Completed panel installation and began backfilling at the retaining wall along westbound Route 7 west of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park.
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Stage 3A between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Completed storm sewer installation for Stage 2A east of Baron Cameron Avenue and continued storm sewer installation for Stage 2A west of Baron Cameron Avenue.

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

  • Continued construction of foundations for the piers and western abutment of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run, including drilled shaft installation for Pier 1 and excavation for Pier 2.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued earth-moving activities for Stage 3B between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Starting drilling for noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 near Serenity Woods Lane.  
  • Continued excavation of the stormwater management pond on the east side of McLean Bible Church. 
  • Completed storm sewer installation for the service road between McLean Bible Church and Laurel Hill Road. 
  • Shifted traffic to Stage 3A between Lyons Street and Lewinsville Road.

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December 2021

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier foundations west of Reston Parkway along eastbound Route 7. 
  • Storm sewer installation west of Baron Cameron Avenue continued.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Continued post installation for the noise barrier wall along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Run Road (east) and Colvin Run Road (west).
  • Storm sewer installation between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive continued.
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.
  • Construction of foundations for the piers and western abutment of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run continued.
  • Completed storm sewer installation for Stage 2 between Difficult Run and Serenity Woods Lane.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Completed storm sewer installation for Stage 3A between Serenity Woods Lane and Middleton Ridge Road.  
  • Installed underdrain, curb, and placed base and intermediate asphalt for Stage 2 between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road. 
  • Placed base and intermediate asphalt between Lyons Street and Towlston Road.  
  • Completed the jack and bore storm sewer pipe crossing underneath Route 7 between Middleton Ridge Road and Newcombs Farm Road.  
  • Earth-moving activities for Stage 3B commenced between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Began installing storm sewer for the service road between McLean Bible Church and Laurel Hill Road. 

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November 2021

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Started drilling for noise barrier foundations west of Reston Parkway along eastbound Route 7. 
  • Paving for the shared-use path along westbound Route 7 was completed between Utterback Store Road and Reston Parkway, and paving of the shared-use path along eastbound Route 7 between Markell Court and Crippen Vale Court began. The shared-use paths will remain closed until later in the project due to ongoing construction activities in these areas. 
  • Storm sewer installation west of Baron Cameron Avenue continued.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Continued noise barrier post and panel installation along eastbound Route 7 between Delta Glen Court and Colvin Forest Drive.
  • Started installing posts for the combination noise barrier/retaining wall along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Run Road (east) and Colvin Run Road (west).
  • Storm sewer installation between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive continued.
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.
  • Construction of foundations for the piers and western abutment of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run continued.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued drilling for noise barrier foundations along westbound Route 7 west of Towlston Road, and for the retaining wall at the intersection of westbound Route 7 and Towlston Road.
  • Completed Stage 2A storm sewer installation, performed grading, and placed cement treated aggregate along westbound Route 7 between Towlston Road and Trap Road.
  • Performed grading, placed cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt, and completed curb construction along westbound Route 7 between Lyons Street and Towlston Road.
  • Continued paving and curb placement along westbound Route 7 between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Completed the jack and bore storm sewer pipe crossing underneath Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Laurel Hill Road.

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October 2021

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Completed grading for the shared use path along westbound Route 7 between Utterback Store Road and Reston Avenue.
  • Began grading for the shared use path along eastbound Route 7 between Markell Drive and Crippen Vale Court.·  
  • Completed demolition of temporary asphalt in the Route 7 median between Reston Avenue and Amanda Drive.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier foundations along westbound Route 7 between the east end of Colvin Run Road and Springvale Road.
  • Continued noise barrier post and panel installation along eastbound Route 7 near Colvin Forest Drive.
  • Storm sewer installation between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive continued.
  • Completed water main relocation work between Baron Cameron Avenue and Downey Drive.
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 maintenance work on the Potomac Interceptor sanitary sewer. 
  • Construction of foundations for the piers and western abutment of the eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run continued.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Started drilling for noise barrier foundations along westbound Route 7 west of Towlston Road.
  • Continued storm sewer installation along westbound Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Royal Estates Drive, and between Towlston Road and Lyons Street.
  • Continued storm sewer installation along eastbound Route 7 between Towlston Road and Trap Road.
  • Shifted traffic on westbound Route 7 to the north between Lyons Street and Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Completed pipe installation for the water main distribution relocations between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Performed grading and placed cement-treated aggregate along westbound Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Royal Estates Drive. 
  • Continued storm sewer pipe crossings underneath Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Laurel Hill Road.

Click here to see October 2021 photos.

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.

July 2021

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Completed noise barrier panel installation along westbound Route 7 between Utterback Store Road and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Performed grading, placed cement-treated aggregate and asphalt, and placed curb stone along westbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Reston Avenue, and between Great Passage Boulevard and Utterback Store Road.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier posts along eastbound Route 7 for Walls G4 and G5 west of Colvin Forest Drive.
  • Starting drilling for noise barrier posts for Wall G3 along eastbound Route 7 east of Capital Church.
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)

  • Constructed the permanent pavement on Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued construction of the retaining wall between eastbound Route 7 and the Colvin Run stream channel.
  • Continued installation of steel piles for the eastbound bridge over Difficult Run.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued storm sewer installation along westbound Route 7 between Trotting Horse Lane and Towlston Road, and commenced storm sewer installation between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Began grading and placement of cement-treated aggregate, curb stone, and asphalt along westbound Route 7 between Beulah Road/Springvale Road and Towlston Road.
  • Started storm sewer pipe crossings between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road. 
  • Continued water main distribution relocations and tie-ins to existing infrastructure between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.

Click here to see July 2021 photos.

June 2021

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Noise barrier panel installation commenced along westbound Route 7 between Utterback Store Road and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Completed drilling for noise barrier posts along eastbound Route 7 between Colvin Forest Drive and Serenity Woods Lane.
  • Crews installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Performed grading, placed cement-treated aggregate and asphalt, and installed curb along westbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Amanda Drive.
  • 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.
  • Began excavation of the new Difficult Run bridge foundation and the abutment on the east side of the bridge.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Installed the outfall structure in the stormwater management pond near Towlston Road.
  • Continued water main distribution relocations between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Completed placement of cement-treated aggregate, curb stone, and asphalt between Lewinsville Road and Old Ash Grove for upcoming traffic shift.

Click here to see June 2021 photos.

May 2021

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Noise barrier construction continued between Utterback Store Road and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Crews installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Backfilled curb and placed asphalt along westbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road.
  • Performed grading between Utterback Store Road and Great Passage Boulevard.  
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive:
  • Completed the tie-in of the Fairfax County Water Authority's 54" water main relocation between Colvin Forest Drive and Carpers Farm Way along eastbound Route 7. 
  • Continued earth-moving activities at the intersection of Route 7 and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Completed excavation for the retaining wall between eastbound Route 7 and the Colvin Run stream channel and commenced footing construction.  
  • Construction of the south half of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park was ongoing. 
  • Backfilled curb and placed asphalt along westbound Route 7 between Middleton Ridge Road and Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Commenced water main distribution relocations near Towlston Road.
  • Installed, tested, and tied in the Fairfax County Water Authority's 54" water main relocation along eastbound Route 7 between Wolftrap Run Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Placed cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt, and performed fine grading between Lewinsville Road and Old Ash Grove.
  • Began clearing for relocated Lewinsville Road.

Click here to see May 2021 photos.

April 2021

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Completed noise barrier panel installation between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Installed permanent signal poles at Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road.
  • Completed construction of the curb along westbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road.
  • Storm sewer installation and earth-moving activities continued between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Placed cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt between Amanda Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive:
  • Completed testing of the relocated segment of the Fairfax County Water Authority's 54" water main on the east side of Colvin Forest Drive along eastbound Route 7.  
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.

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

  • Activated the new Colvin Run stream channel.
  • Began excavation for the retaining wall between eastbound Route 7 and the Colvin Run stream channel.  
  • Completed the installation of the concrete footings, arch sections and wingwalls for the south half of the pedestrian underpass. 

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Placed cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt, followed by underdrain installation and curb stone placement along westbound Route 7 between Middleton Ridge Road and Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Began grading along westbound Route 7 between Trotting Horse Lane and Forestville Drive.
  • Completed the water main relocation between Beulah Road and Towlston Road.
  • Placed cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt along eastbound Route 7 between Old Ash Grove and Jarrett Valley Drive.

Click here to see April 2021 photos.

March 2021

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

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Continued noise barrier construction between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Completed construction of the retaining wall along westbound Route 7 west of Utterback Store Road.
  • Storm sewer installation and earth-moving activities continued between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive:
  • Continued relocating approximately 1,100 feet of the Fairfax County Water Authority's 54-inch water main on the east side of Colvin Forest Drive along eastbound Route 7. 
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.

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

  • Completed construction of the east half of the box culvert under Carpers Farm Way.  
  • Completed the installation of the articulated block lining in the new Colvin Run channel and prepared for stream activation.
  • Continued excavation and began installing the concrete footers for the pedestrian underpass under Route 7. 
  • Began demolition of the southern half of the existing bridge over Difficult Run.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Water main relocation work between Beulah Road and Towlston Road was ongoing.

Click here to see March 2021 photos.

February 2021

Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Continued noise barrier construction between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Began construction of the retaining wall west of Utterback Store Road along westbound Route 7.
  • Storm sewer installation and earth-moving activities continued between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Started installation of the 54" water main relocation between Colvin Forest Drive and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
  • Continued the installation of the articulated block lining in the new Colvin Run channel.
  • Resumed excavation for the pedestrian underpass under Route 7. 
  • Commenced installation of the east half of the box culvert under Carpers Farm Way.
  • Finished placement of four elliptical storm sewer pipes at the east end of Colvin Run.
  • Water main relocation work between Beulah Road and Towlston Road was ongoing.
  • Removed the existing asphalt of the old eastbound Route 7 lanes between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Reestablished direct access between eastbound Route 7 and Old Ash Grove.

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January 2021

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Continued noise barrier construction between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Storm sewer installation continued between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Completed the north extension of the Piney Run box culvert.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way:
  • Removed existing asphalt between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Run Road (east end).
  • Shifted Carpers Farm Way traffic to the north in preparation for the installation of the new Colvin Run box culvert on the east side of Carpers Farm Way.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Commenced the installation of the articulated block lining in the new Colvin Run channel.
  • Continued earth-moving activities between Difficult Run and Faulkner Drive.
  • Began excavation for the pedestrian underpass under Route 7. 
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Continued the water main relocation between Beulah Road and Towlston Road.
  • Shifted traffic on eastbound Route 7 to the north between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.

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December 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Continued noise barrier construction between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Storm sewer installation continued between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway, and commenced between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Placed cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road. 
  • Reconstructed and reopened the intersection of Route 7 and Great Passage Boulevard.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Finished cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt placement and completed curb and gutter along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Continued earth-moving activities between Difficult Run and Faulkner Drive.
  • Continued construction of the new channel for Colvin Run Stream.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Route 7 westbound lanes between Faulkner Drive and Trotting Horse Lane.  
  • Began relocating the water main between Beulah Road and Towlston Road.  
  • Completed asphalt placement and shifted traffic along westbound Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
Click here to see December 2020 photos.

November 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Continued noise barrier post installation and storm sewer work between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway.
  • Earth-moving and grading activities between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road continued.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Finished cement-treated aggregate and base asphalt placement and completed curb and gutter along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Continued earth-moving activities between Carpers Farm Way and Colvin Forest Drive.
  • Started earth-moving activities between Difficult Run and Faulkner Drive.
  • Built temporary access road to the sewer pump station near Difficult Run.
  • Completed sheet pile installation in the Colvin Run area east of Carpers Farm Way.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Continued storm sewer installation for Route 7 westbound lanes between Faulkner Drive and Trotting Horse Lane.  
  • Placed cement-treated aggregate, installed underdrain, placed base asphalt and commenced curb and gutter installation along westbound Route 7 between Faulkner Drive and Trotting Horse Lane.  
  • Performed cement stabilization of the subgrade, placed cement-treated aggregate, installed underdrain, placed base asphalt and completed curb and gutter installation between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
Click here to see November 2020 photos.

October 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Completed the extension of the Dog Run box culvert on the north side of Route 7 between Northfalls Court and Utterback Store Road.
  • Continued drilling noise barrier foundations and earth-moving activities between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Began construction of noise barriers.
  • Performed storm sewer installation between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway, and completed storm sewer installation between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road.
  • Performed cement stabilization of the subgrade and placed cement-treated aggregate for future westbound Route 7 lanes between Great Passage Boulevard and Amanda Drive.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed construction of the common duct bank between Delta Glen Court and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Completed storm sewer installation and performed fine grading and cement stabilization of the subgrade along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Continued relocation of communication utilities.
  • Continued the realignment of Colvin Run.
  • Installed sheet pile in the Colvin Run area east of Carpers Farm Way.
  • Completed installation of the west half of the box culvert under Carper's Farm Way.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Continued storm sewer and completed water line installation for Route 7 westbound lanes between Faulkner Drive and Trotting Horse Lane.  
  • Began fine grading and cement stabilization of the subgrade for Route 7 westbound lanes between Faulkner Drive and Trotting Horse Lane.   
  • Completed storm sewer and water line installation for Route 7 westbound lanes between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond near Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Continued earth-moving operations and completed fine grading for Route 7 westbound lanes between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.

Click here to see October 2020 photos.

September 2020Drilled foundations for noise barrier

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Shifted traffic along Route 7 between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Began construction of the extension of the Dog Run box culvert on the north side of Route 7 between Northfalls Court and Utterback Store Road.
  • Commenced drilling noise barrier foundations between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway.
  • Continued tree clearing and earth-moving activities between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed construction of the common duct bank between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Started construction of the common duct bank between Delta Glen Court and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued storm sewer installation.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Continued relocation of communication utilities.
  • Continued the temporary realignment of Colvin Run.
  • Installed sheet pile in the Colvin Run area east of Carpers Farm Way.
  • Completed setting precast elements of the triple box culvert on the west side of Carpers Farm Way.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Began the installation of a water line between Middleton Ridge Road and Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Started storm sewer and water line installation between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond near Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.

Click here to see September 2020 photos.

August 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue:
  • Completed reconstruction of the Bishopsgate Way and Markell Court intersections.  
  • Began clearing operations between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Continued storm sewer installation.
  • Placed asphalt for future eastbound lanes and shifted westbound traffic to the south between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue.  
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Continued clearing trees along westbound Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Began construction of the common duct bank between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Started earth-moving operations between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued storm sewer installation.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Continued relocation of communication utilities.
  • Continued the temporary realignment of Colvin Run.
  • Installed sheet pile in the Colvin Run area east of Carpers Farm Way.
  • Continued construction of the triple box culvert and set precast concrete elements on the west side of the Carpers Farm Way.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Placed asphalt for temporary lanes in the median of Route 7 between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.  
  • Shifted Route 7 traffic to the south between Towlston Road and Lewinsville Road.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond near Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Began earth-moving operations between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.

Click here to see August 2020 photos.

July 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Continued storm sewer installation. 
  • Installed underdrain.
  • Placed curb stone and asphalt for future eastbound lanes.  
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Shifted traffic on Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.  
  • Continued clearing trees along westbound Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Removed existing asphalt along eastbound Route 7 between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.  
  • Continued storm sewer installation.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 Construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Continued relocation of communication utilities.
  • Began temporary realignment of Colvin Run.
  • Commenced excavation for and construction of the triple box culvert under Carpers Farm Way.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Placed asphalt for temporary lanes in the median of Route 7 between Atwood Road and Lewinsville Road.  
  • Shifted traffic on Route 7 between Atwood Drive and Towlston Road, and between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond near Trotting Horse Lane.

Click here to see July 2020 photos.

June 2020

Area 1: Reston Avenue to Colvin Forest Drive (Except Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection)
Area 1 West: Reston Avenue to Riva Ridge Drive
  • Continued storm sewer installation.  
  • Relocated communication lines.  
  • Installed underdrain.
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Performed cement stabilization of the subgrade, placed cement-treated aggregate, and placed base asphalt for future eastbound lanes.
  • Prepared for shifting EB and WB traffic to the south in July.
Area 1 East: Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way
  • Completed cement stabilization of the subgrade, placed cement-treated aggregate, and placed base asphalt for temporary pavement in the median.
  • Shifted the eastbound Route 7 lanes towards the median.
  • Began reconstruction of the Delta Glen Court pavement across the future eastbound Route 7 lanes.
  • Built a retaining wall west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection
  • Stage 2 Construction pending right-of-way acquisition.
Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Carpers Farm Way to Faulkner Drive)
  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area: Continued relocation of communication utilities.
  • Prepared for start of temporary Colvin Run realignment in July.
  • Prepared for start of Carper's Farm Way triple box culvert installation in July.
Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive
  • Continued construction of stormwater management pond near Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Placed asphalt for temporary pavement in the median. 
  • Completed temporary shoulder strengthening along the eastbound lanes. 
  • Prepared for shifting EB and WB traffic to the south between Atwood Road and Lewinsville Road in July.

Click here to see June 2020 photos.

May 2020Looking East Along Route 7 from Reston Parkway

  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area: Continued relocation of communication utilities.
  • Storm sewer installation between Utterback Store Road and Baron Cameron Avenue continued.
  • Relocated communications lines between Reston Parkway and Markell Court.
  • Began clearing and earth-moving for a stormwater management pond along westbound Route 7 near Trotting Horse Lane.
  • Continued earth-moving and grading between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway.
  • Performed cement stabilization of the subgrade, placed concrete-treated aggregate, installed underdrain, and placed based asphalt for future eastbound lanes between Reston Parkway and Bishopsgate Way, and between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
  • Placed temporary asphalt in the Route 7 median between Faulkner Drive and Towlston Road in preparation for lane shifts.
  • Strengthened shoulders along westbound Route 7 between Faulkner Drive and Towlston Road.
  • Started earth-moving operations between McLean Bible Church and Jarrett Valley Drive.
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April 2020Shoulder Widening

  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area
    • Utility installation work
    • Paving and striping for the lane shift between Carpers Farm Way/Colvin Run Road and Serenity Woods Lane/Faulkner Drive
  • Installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway, and between Utterback Store Road and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Cleared and graded for a stormwater management pond west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Relocated communications lines between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road.
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Reston Avenue and Riva Ridge Drive.
  • Performed fine grading for permanent pavement between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road.
  • Placed cement stabilization materials and concrete-treated aggregate, and installed underdrain between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Grading and stone placement for temporary pavement in the median between Faulkner Drive and Towlston Road
  • Strengthened shoulders and placed asphalt between Faulkner Drive and Towlston Road.
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March 2020Jack and Bore for Storm Sewer

  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area
    • Preparatory work for utility installation
    • Median grading for temporary paving between Carpers Farm Way and Serenity Woods Lane.
  • Installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Relocated and tied-in a water line between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway.
  • A third-party communications utility was relocated between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway.
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Reston Avenue and Carpers Farm Way.
  • Graded for temporary paving in the median between Serenity Woods Lane and Beulah Road.
  • Removed topsoil for temporary paving in the median between Beulah Road and Towlston Road.
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February 2020Reston Parkway

  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area--clearing, erosion & sediment (E&S) controls, utility installation and bridge median removal continued.
  • Cleared and installed E&S controls along eastbound Route 7 from Baron Cameron Avenue to Carpers Farm Way.
  • Removed topsoil between Reston Parkway and Utterback Store Road. 
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Reston Avenue and Bishopsgate Way.
  • Installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Delta Glen Drive.
  • Relocated water main between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway. 
  • Placed barrier along the median of Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
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January 2020

  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area:
    • Began preparatory work within the VDOT right of way for utility relocations.
  • Placed roadway fill between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Continued earth-moving operations between Utterback Store Road and Bishopsgate Way.
  • Removed topsoil between Baron Cameron Avenue and Faulkner Drive.
  • Installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue, including tunneling under Route 7 just west of Bishopsgate Way.
  • Completed of shoulder-strengthening along eastbound Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
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December 2019Median Demo

  • Completed pavement demolition between Reston Parkway and Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Placed roadway fill between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road
  • Conducted earth-moving operations between Utterback Store Road and Bishopsgate Way
  • Cleared tree and brush and installed erosion and sediment controls within the VDOT right-of-way between Reston Avenue and Bishopsgate Way
  • Installed storm sewer between Reston Avenue and Markell Court
  • Placed traffic barrier along the Route 7 median between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Court
  • Difficult Run/Colvin Run area:
    • Removed the raised median at the Difficult Run bridge
  • Removed topsoil between Baron Cameron Avenue and Delta Glen Drive
  • Strengthened the right shoulder of eastbound Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
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November 2019

  • Continued storm sewer installation between Reston Parkway and Reston Avenue.
  • Demolished former eastbound Route 7 pavement from Reston Avenue to Bishopsgate Way.
  • Placed roadway fill between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Installed erosion and sediment controls prior to clearing between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road.
  • Placed barrier and constructed asphalt wedge for drainage along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Run Road/Carpers Farm Way and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Cut and capped an unused water line stub along the McLean Bible Church access road.
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October 2019

  • Opened early improvements at Towlston Road (original target date was Summer 2020).
  • Completed Stage 1B storm sewer installation between Amanda Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Crews finished construction of the temporary eastbound Route 7 lanes in the median between Reston Parkway and Baron Cameron Avenue.  
  • Completed weekend intersection reconstruction activities at Reston Parkway, Utterback Store Road, and Markell Court/Amanda Drive.
  • Shifted eastbound Route 7 traffic to the median between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Completed shoulder strengthening on westbound Route 7 between Faulkner Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue and implemented a minor lane shift to the north.
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September 2019

Aerial View Looking West

  • Storm sewer installation between Amanda Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue continued.
  • Continued work in the median to construct temporary eastbound lanes between Reston Avenue and Amanda Drive/Markell Court.
    • Completed fine grading and soil cement operations.
    • Completed placement of cement-treated aggregate.
    • Graded and placed stone for temporary asphalt.
    • Placed base and intermediate asphalt.
  • Crews performed test-pitting for utilities on Towlston Road in preparation for temporary improvements at the Route 7/Towlston Road intersection.
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August 2019

CTA

  • Completed early improvements at Baron Cameron Avenue; opened third left-turn lane from westbound Route 7 to Baron Cameron Avenue 10 days prior to contract date. Click here to see a Twitter video.
  • Work on early improvements between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue began in mid-August:
    • Placed fill materials for the temporary and permanent widening in the median.
    • Began soil cement stabilization operations in the median of Route 7 to provide a base for future pavement sections.
    • Installed sub-base Cement Treated Aggregate (CTA) in areas of soil cement stabilization in the median.
    • Placed temporary pavement 21-B aggregate in median.
    • Continued the installation and monitoring of erosion & sediment (E&S) control measures for all disturbed areas.
    • Continued drainage work in the median of Route 7.
    • Placed asphalt in the median of Route 7 for temporary and permanent widening.
  • Based on feedback from the community, additional enhancements along the corridor during August included:
    • Placement of rumble strips on Utterback Store Road to warn drivers of the Forestville Elementary School Zone.
    • Installation of pavement markings and “Do Not Block Intersection” signage on Towlston Road at Vernon Drive.
    • Construction of temporary turn taper on westbound Route 7 to facilitate deceleration and turning at Northfalls Court.
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July 2019

  • Utility relocation work continued near the Route 7/Baron Cameron Avenue intersection.
  • Completed shoulder widening on north side of westbound Route 7 west of Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Installed temporary signals to accommodate upcoming traffic shifts at Reston Parkway, Utterback Store Road, and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Traffic was shifted slightly to the north on westbound Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Began installation of barrier to protect the median work area west of Amanda Drive.
  • Continued earth moving operations west of Utterback Store Road.
  • Began storm sewer installation between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway.
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June 2019

  • Started utility relocations near the Route 7/Baron Cameron Avenue intersection.
  • Completed grading and placement of stone for shoulder widening west of Utterback Store Road.
  • Installed concrete traffic barrier in the median west of Reston Parkway.
  • Removed topsoil from the median west of Utterback Store Road.
  • Began earth moving activities in the median west of Reston Parkway.
  • Began installing storm pipe and structures on the east side of the Reston Avenue intersection.
  • Relocated the pedestrian poles for the Utterback Store Road intersection.
  • Click here to see photos.