Issue 5 | October 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.
In Case You Missed it: This weekend at Reston Parkway

Friday evening, Oct. 18 through Monday morning, Oct. 21, crews will close a section of Reston Parkway to place new pavement at the Route 7 intersection. Eastbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Bishopsgate Way will also be shifted north to newly-constructed temporary lanes. Read more for details >>
Construction Update
 In September, crews continued installing storm sewer between Amanda Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue.

Work also continued in the median to construct temporary eastbound lanes between Reston Avenue and Amanda Drive/Markell Court. This month, crews completed:

  • Fine grading and soil cement work
  • Placement of cement-treated aggregate
  • Grading, placing stone for temporary asphalt, placing base and then intermediate asphalt.

Crews also did test-pitting for utilities on Towlston Road, in preparation for temporary improvements at the Route 7/Towlston Road intersection.

Towlston Road Improvements Open Oct. 20

Weather permitting, a new shared left-turn and through lane on southbound Towlston Road opens Sunday, Oct. 20, providing 250 additional feet of space for vehicles turning onto eastbound Route 7 or crossing to continue on Towlston Road. Read more >>
Fall Driving Tips

Fall is finally in the air, and the seasonal transition means changes to the driving conditions we've become accustomed to over the summer. Here are some great tips from the American Automobile Association (AAA) for safe driving during autumn months:

  • Be sure your headlights are clean and in good working order for maximum visibility.
  • As days get shorter, watch for pedestrians and cyclists in the early morning and evening hours.
  • Remember, school is in session. Watch for children walking in the mornings and afternoons.
  • Obey all traffic laws pertaining to school buses. Visit Fairfax County's web site for details.
  • When driving in fog, set your headlights to low instead of high, slow down and leave plenty of space between your car and the car in front of you.
  • Clear all frost on car windows before leaving home in the morning.
  • Reduce glare by keeping your windshield clean inside and out, and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.

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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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