Issue 52 | September 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 August, crews continued construction activities along the corridor:

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

  • Completed noise barrier foundations along westbound Route 7 near Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Completed noise barrier post and panel installation along eastbound Route 7 between Bishopsgate Way and Markell Court, and along westbound Route 7 between Amanda Drive and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Continued noise barrier post and panel installation along eastbound Route 7 between Reston Parkway and Bishopsgate Way.
  • Continued surface paving and pavement markings on westbound Route 7 between Colvin Run Road (west) and Amanda Drive.
  • 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

  • Completed surface paving on Route 7 at the Baron Cameron Avenue intersection.
  • Completed the third-lane widening on westbound Baron Cameron Avenue, providing additional capacity through the traffic signal at Hunter Gate Way.

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

  • Completed curb and gutter installation along eastbound Route 7 between Colvin Forest Drive and Serenity Woods Lane.

Area 4: Faulkner Drive to Jarrett Valley Drive

  • Completed noise barrier foundations along eastbound Route 7 between Trap Road and Wolftrap Run Road.
  • Continued surface paving and pavement markings on eastbound Route 7 between Trap Road and Jarrett Valley Drive.
  • Started surface paving on westbound Route 7 between Jarrett Valley Drive and Lewinsville Road.
  • Began construction of the new service road between Wolftrap Run Road and McLean Bible Church. 
  • Continued construction of the permanent configuration of the Lewinsville Road intersection.


  • Third-party utility relocation activities are ongoing.
  • 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.

Final surface paving is ongoing along Route 7.

Click here to see additional construction photos.

Construction continues at Carpers Farm Way.

Work Continues Along Route 7

Construction activities will be ongoing along Route 7 through the fall months. Surface paving will continue, and traffic pattern changes will occur in the Lewinsville Road area as part of the transition to the permanent configuration at the Route 7/Lewinsville Road intersection.

Click here to see the related traffic alert about the upcoming improvements at Lewinsville Road scheduled for late September.

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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