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April 25, 2014



ROUTE 7 TRUCK-CLIMBING LANE AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS COMING SOON
“Pardon our Dust” meeting May 15 at Loudoun County High School

LEESBURG—The Virginia Department of Transportation invites drivers and residents to meet the Route 7 project team and learn more about the construction schedule at a “pardon our dust” meeting, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Loudoun County High School.

rt.-7.jpgVDOT begins construction this summer to ease congestion and improve safety with a new truck-climbing lane along westbound Route 7 between West Market Street and Route 9. Currently, heavy vehicles such as tractor-trailers often slow traffic as they travel the steep grade. The project also features several important safety and operational improvements:

  • Reconfigured medians to reduce turn conflicts, and side street intersection modifications
  • Two new roundabouts where ramps to and from Route 7 meet Route 9 to improve traffic flow and reduce delays
  • Relocated W&OD Trail through the Route 9 interchange to reduce conflicts between trail users and vehicles
  • A new road segment to complete the connection of neighborhoods along Beechnut Road
  • Extension of Fort Johnston Road to provide a connection to Alysheba Drive, Farm Market Road and Leeland Orchard Road
  • A new turn lane from eastbound West Market Street to the westbound Route 7 on-ramp

VDOT is administering the $39.5 million project in cooperation with the Town of Leesburg and Loudoun County. Shirley/Dewberry is the design-build contractor. The project is expected to be complete in Oct. 2015.

View more information on the VDOT project page.



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