VDOT News - Northern Virginia
March 23, 2020
Route 7 Clearing for Stormwater Basins in Fairfax County Begins March 26
Work will occur during daytime hours
Update: Work is now scheduled to begin the week of March 30.
FAIRFAX - Beginning on or about March 26, crews will begin clearing for the construction of two stormwater management basins along Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) as part of the Route 7 Corridor Improvements. The basins will be located west of Baron Cameron Avenue on the south side of Route 7 and west of Trotting Horse Lane on the north side of Route 7.
Please note crews are only working within the VDOT right of way and where rights have been acquired from property owners (read more).
As a reminder, the Route 7 speed limit has been reduced to 45 miles per hour in active work zones between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive, and Virginia law prohibits the use of handheld cell phones while driving through an active work zone.
Please use caution and be alert to work zone signs, potential flagger or police direction, and watch for traffic shifts. Slow-moving vehicles and equipment may be entering or exiting the road.
You can get Route 7 Corridor Improvements Project updates weekly by visiting the project website.
Sign Up for Route 7 Traffic Alerts on Virginia 511
Get alerts about work zones, accidents and other incidents via web, phone, text message or email. Visit 511virginia.org to create and configure your account.
Expected lane closures and other traffic pattern changes associated with the Route 7 Corridor Improvements Project are also posted each week at connectroute7.org.
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