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Route 7 Widening - Rolling Holly Drive to Reston Avenue

From four to six lanes in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
May 2013

Est Completion Date
December 2015

Cost
Approx. $37 million

Contractor
Fort Myer Construction Corporation

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Tim Diliscia (AMT)
Construction Manager
571-375-0174
Michael Gleasman, P.E.
Area Construction Engineer
703-259-1944

Field Office
46859 Harry Byrd Highway Suite 301 Sterling, VA 20164
(Open during normal business hours)
571-375-0174

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.

Project Update

(8/27/14) Traffic on the project was shifted on July 31st placing the project into the next phase of construction. During this phase of construction the new westbound lanes will be constructed along with the new Rt7 / Georgetown Pike intersection and the new 10” wide shared use path. Additionally new and upgraded storm drainage and new waterlines will also be installed. A separate access road will 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 next phase will allow the Contractor to continue work on the project with a minimal amount of lane closures being required.

(7/17/14) The contractor is in the process of setting barrier and completing drainage items in preparation of moving to the next phase of the project sometime during the last week of July. The next phase of the project requires a shift in traffic patterns along Route 7 and at the intersection of Route 7 and Georgetown Pike. 

Traffic Impacts

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. 

New signal active at the intersection of Route 7 and Redberry Court.

Resources

PDFs

Pardon our dust meeting presentation (June 2013)
Project plans 

UPC: 52327
State Project: 0007-029-128, P101, R201, C501
 

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