Le-Ha Anderson, Dominion Virginia Power 703-591-1201 (media only)


Aug. 20, 2010

15 minute traffic stops continue for power line work

LEESBURG, Va. – On Monday and Tuesday, (August 23-24) motorists can expect major traffic delays in the vicinity of the Dulles Greenway, Route 7 and Route 15 in Leesburg, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.  Traffic will be stopped for up to 15 minutes at a time while Dominion Virginia Power crews continue pulling wires across roadways for the new power line. 

The periodic traffic stops are as follows:

Monday, August 23:

  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: on the ramp from westbound Dulles Greenway to westbound Route 7, and on the ramp from westbound Route 7 Bypass to eastbound Dulles Greenway.  
  • Noon to 3:30 p.m. on the Route 7 Bypass, just east of the Route 15 overpass, and on the ramp from Route 15 to eastbound Route 7 Bypass.

Tuesday, August 24:

  • From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Route 7 Bypass just east of the Route 15 overpass, and on the ramp from Route 15 to eastbound Route 7 Bypass.

No traffic stops are scheduled for Wednesday through Friday.  State Police and VDOT will monitor traffic queues and temporarily suspend stoppages if necessary to relieve delays. 

The work is part of Dominion Virginia Power’s construction of a 12-mile, high-voltage power line from a new substation northwest of Hamilton, near the intersection of Berlin Turnpike and Route 7, to a substation off Cochran Mill Road east of Leesburg.  The project requires crews to string electric lines along about nine miles of VDOT roads, crossing them a total of 15 times.  Periodic traffic stops will continue through mid-September.

For more information about Dominion's project and for updates on traffic stops, visit and enter “Pleasant View” in the search bar. 

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