Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Jan. 25, 2012
UTILITY RELOCATION TO BEGIN FOR ROUTE 7 WIDENING NEAR GEORGETOWN PIKE
GREAT FALLS—Utility relocation begins in early February in the median of Route 7 near Georgetown Pike in preparation for widening Rt. 7 to six lanes, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced today.
Over the next eight months, Verizon will be adjusting underground utilities on Rt. 7 from approximately 500 feet west of Georgetown Pike to 200 feet east of Georgetown Pike.
Lane closures will be kept to a minimum and will be permitted only during non-rush hours.
Road construction begins in spring 2013. When the widening project is completed at the end of 2015, Rt. 7 will have three lanes in each direction from Rolling Holly Drive to Reston Avenue as well as a 10-foot-wide shared-use path on both sides of the roadway. VDOT will also extend and add turn lanes, install a new traffic signal at Redberry Court, and relocate the entrance to Woody’s Golf Range to the new signalized intersection.
Visit VDOT's Route 7 widening project page for more details on the project.
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