VDOT News - Northern Virginia





March 5, 2020

Route 7 Right of Way Clearing in Vienna Continues March 12
Crews working along Route 7 within VDOT right of way

VIENNA - Beginning on or about Thursday, March 12 and extending into the spring months, crews will continue clearing and grubbing activities in the VDOT right of way along eastbound Route 7 between Carpers Farm Way and Old Ash Grove, including the Colvin Run and Difficult Run area. Weather permitting, drivers may encounter single-lane and shoulder closures Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., while the clearing crews 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, 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

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.

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova.


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