Issue 15 | August 2020
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 and Design Updates
In July, crews continued construction activities along the corridor, including:

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.

  • Stage 2 construction pending right-of-way acquisition.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Design work continues for lighting and landscaping. Third-party utility design is also ongoing.  

Click here to learn more on the design and construction schedule, environmental efforts, right of way, noise walls and other project details.
Storm sewer installation east of Delta Glen Court

Stormwater management pond west of Baron Cameron Avenue
In Case You Missed It
Throughout the summer months, drivers can expect lane shifts on eastbound and westbound Route 7, temporary traffic pattern changes, and detours on some neighborhood streets along the corridor between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive. Click here for previously-issued traffic alerts.

Work will occur during the daytime and overnight hours, and all homes, businesses, and public facilities will remain accessible via posted detour routes.

Click here for the latest updates on the Washington Gas work that is ongoing along Route 7, including a road closure at Colvin Run Road. For more information on the Washington Gas work, please contact Jeff Hicks,
Thanks for Giving Our Crews S P A C E

As work continues along Route 7, our crews are practicing social distancing. If you have questions or concerns about the construction, please give them 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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