Issue 47 | April 2023

Along about seven miles of Route 7, we're adding a third lane and shared-use paths in each direction, building a pedestrian underpass to access Colvin Run Mill Park, replacing and raising the bridge over Difficult Run, and making many intersection, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Learn more.

Construction Updates

In March, crews continued construction activities along the corridor:

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

  • Continued construction of the shared-use paths along Route 7.
  • Drilled noise barrier foundations along westbound Route 7 near Springvale Road.

Area 2: Baron Cameron Intersection

  • Continued construction of the improvements on Baron Cameron Avenue between Route 7 and Hunter Gate Way.

Area 3: Difficult Run Area (Colvin Forest Drive to Faulkner Drive)

  • Completed storm sewer installation for Stage 3A between the east end of Colvin Run Road and Faulkner Drive.
  • Placed concrete for the deck of the new Difficult Run bridge on westbound Route 7.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Installed noise barrier panels along eastbound Route 7 between Towlston Road and Jill's House.
  • Completed drilling for the foundations of the retaining wall along westbound Route 7 near Faulkner Drive.
  • Completed storm sewer installation for Stage 3A between Towlston Road and Lucky Estates Drive.
  • Continued earth-moving activities, grading, and placement of soil cement along eastbound Route 7 between Towlston Road and Lucky Estates Drive.
  • Began base asphalt paving and curb construction along eastbound Route 7 between Beulah Road and Atwood Road, and between Lucky Estates Drive and Lewinsville Road.
  • Completed rough excavation for the stormwater management pond between Wolftrap Run Road and Jill's House.

Third-party utility design and relocation activities are also ongoing.  

Click here to learn more about the design and construction schedule, environmental efforts, right of way, noise walls and other project details.

Click here to see additional March photos.

Concrete is placed on the deck of the new westbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run.

Work Continues Along Route 7

Construction activities will continue along Route 7 through the spring and summer months, and surface paving will take place during the overnight hours starting in April. Please see the project website for information on upcoming lane shifts and other roadway impacts. 

Thanks for Giving Our Crews S P A C E

As a reminder, please refrain from walking through work areas with equipment, materials and ongoing construction activities, including the newly-paved shared-use paths along Route 7. If you have questions or concerns about the construction, please give our crews the space they need to work, and call or email us instead of approaching the work site.


Need to Know More?
You can check out photos and project progress on our website at Click News & Updates.

Planned lane closures for the following week are posted each Friday.

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