Issue 53 | October 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 September, crews continued construction activities along the corridor:

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

  • Continued noise barrier panel installation along eastbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Bishopsgate Way.
  • Continued surface paving and pavement markings on eastbound Route 7 from Markell Court to east of Delta Glen Court.

Area 2: Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection

  • Continued surface paving and pavement markings on eastbound Route 7.

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

  • Completed construction of the concrete barrier along eastbound Route 7 at Carpers Farm Way.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Continued surface paving and pavement markings on westbound Route 7 between Lewinsville Road and Trap Road.
  • Continued construction of the new service road between Wolftrap Run Road and McLean Bible Church. 
  • Converted the Lewinsville Road intersection to the permanent configuration.


  • Completed noise barrier post installation.
  • Third-party utility relocation activities are ongoing.
  • Final grading and seeding in the VDOT right of way and easement areas continues.
  • Paving of driveway and entrances continues.
  • Continued grading, placement of stone and paving for the shared-use paths.

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

The new acceleration lane from Lewinsville Road to westbound Route 7 is open for use.

Click here to see additional construction photos.

In Case You Missed It

In late September, the Lewinsville Road intersection was transitioned to the permanent configuration, with drivers on Brook Road and Lewinsville Road proceeding to the traffic signal on the east side of McLean Bible Church to access Route 7 westbound via a new acceleration lane (see photo above). Pending the completion of additional finishing work along westbound Route 7 in this area, the acceleration lane will transition from a yield condition to a merge condition in the upcoming weeks.

Work Continues Along Route 7

Construction activities, including surface paving on Route 7 and adjacent streets, will be ongoing through the fall and early winter months.

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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