Route 7 Widening - Rolling Holly Drive to Reston Avenue
|From four to six lanes in Fairfax County|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Approx. $34 million
Fort Myer Construction Corporation
Michael Gleasman, P.E.
Area Construction Engineer
46859 Harry Byrd Highway Suite 301 Sterling, VA 20164
(Open during normal business hours)
About the Project
This section of Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) is severely congested in both directions during the a.m. and p.m. rush. Widening and upgrading intersections will help relieve congestion and improve air quality, road operation and safety. In 2011, Route 7 carried 60,000 vehicles per day in this area and by 2034, is expected to carry 87,000 vehicles per day.
The project widens Route 7 from four to six lanes with a raised median and includes:
- 10-foot-wide shared-use path in both directions
- Lengthened turn lanes
- New traffic signal at the intersection of Redberry Court and the relocated Woody’s Golf Course entrance
- Improved intersection operation, particularly at Georgetown Pike, Route 7 and Seneca Road
Major utilities are located along the project, including a 24-inch gas line, a 12-inch water line, fiber optic communications, telephone and electrical lines. Utility relocation will continue while the project is under construction.
June 2015 - Phase II of the project is continuing to progress. The phase consists of the construction of the new westbound lanes and a portion of the new intersection at Georgetown Pike. The placement of the curb & gutter is being installed and is almost complete for this phase. New asphalt is being placed along the new westbound lanes and the shared use path including portions of the Georgetown Pike intersection. Additionally portions of the landscaping, the railing on the retaining walls and new guardrail needed for this phase of construction are currently being installed.
During this phase of construction, a separate access road will continue to be maintained for residences and businesses along the westbound lanes of Route 7 including the Redberry Court Neighborhood. Details of the access road are available here.
This phase is allowing the contractor to continue work on the project with a minimal amount of lane closures being required.
Drivers can expect single-lane closures along Route 7 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (noon Friday). Nighttime lane closures may also be in place 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday-Thursday nights, 10 p.m. Fridays to 9 a.m. Saturdays and 10 p.m. Saturdays to 8 a.m. Sundays.
State Project: 0007-029-128, P101, R201, C501