VDOT News - Northern Virginia





Jan. 24, 2020

Route 7 Daytime Lane Closures for Clearing in Vienna Begin Jan. 27
Crews working along Route 7 within VDOT right of way

FAIRFAX - Beginning on or about Monday, Jan. 27 and continuing into February, weather permitting, drivers can expect single-lane and shoulder closures along eastbound Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tree-clearing and grubbing along the VDOT right of way. The clearing crews will be working between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive to prepare these areas for construction that will add a lane and shared-use path in each direction of Route 7.

Please note crews are only working within the VDOT right of way. Work on private property along the corridor will not start until rights are 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.

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

For the latest info on travel conditions and work zones, call 511 from any phone in Virginia, visit 511virginia.org or download the free app for Apple and Android.

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