Issue 7 | December 2019
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 November, crews continued construction activities along the corridor, including:

  • Storm sewer installation between Reston Parkway and Reston Avenue
  • Demolition of former eastbound Route 7 pavement from Reston Avenue to Bishopsgate Way
  • Placement of roadway fill between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road
  • Installation of erosion and sediment controls prior to clearing between Reston Avenue and Utterback Store Road
  • Barrier placement and asphalt wedge construction for drainage along westbound Route 7 between Colvin Run Road/Carpers Farm Way and Baron Cameron Avenue
  • Cut and cap of an unused water line stub along the McLean Bible Church access road
Crews set barrier along westbound Route 7 near Delta Glen Drive.

Water line cut and cap work near McLean Bible Church.
Also in November, the final noise analysis was approved (read more below), the final bridge load rating analysis was completed, and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission authorized their permit for the project .

Preliminary design work continues for:

  • Lighting and landscaping
  • Electrical and intelligent transportation systems (ITS)

Design of third-party utilities, including Dominion Energy, Verizon and Fairfax Water Authority is also ongoing.

Click here to learn more on the design and construction schedule, environmental efforts, right of way and other project details.
Final Noise Analysis Available

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the project's final noise analysis. Please visit our online interactive map with updates to the proposed noise wall locations.

In early 2020, benefited parcel owners and tenants will receive letters asking for their vote on the noise wall or series of walls that provide a noise reduction on their parcel. Noise walls receiving at least 50% of affirmative votes based on responses received will be incorporated into the construction plans.

Proposed noise wall street-side view (artistic rendering for illustrative purposes only).

Did You Know?
You can check out photos, project progress and lane closures planned at . Click N ews & Updates.

Lane closures for the following week are posted each Friday.
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