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Nov. 14, 2020



Update: Route 7 Corridor Improvements Lane Shifts and Traffic Changes Begin Week of Nov. 30
Between Utterback Store Road and Colvin Forest Drive

FAIRFAX - Due to recent rain, the traffic changes previously scheduled to begin the week of Nov. 16 have been rescheduled to begin the week of Nov. 30. Drivers on Route 7 and adjacent side streets between Utterback Store Road and Colvin Forest Drive will experience lane shifts, traffic pattern changes and detours.

All residences, businesses and other public facilities will remain accessible. Please see the descriptions and maps below for details:

Beginning the week of Nov. 30, between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive:

Route 7 Eastbound

  • Eastbound Route 7 lanes will shift to the south (away from the median) between Baron Cameron Avenue and Colvin Forest Drive.

Colvin Forest Estates

  • Direct access between Route 7 eastbound and Colvin Forest Estates will be restored.

Colvin Forest Drive

  • Direct access between Route 7 eastbound and Colvin Forest Drive will be restored.

Starting the week of Dec. 7, drivers will experience traffic pattern changes and detours on side streets between Utterback Store Road and Riva Ridge Drive:

Great Passage Boulevard

  • Great Passage Boulevard will reopen to traffic at Route 7.
  • Follow signed detour to and from eastbound Route 7 along Utterback Store Road and Shallow Creek Drive.

Amanda Drive

  • Amanda Drive will close at Route 7 until June 2021.
  • Follow signed detour to and from westbound Route 7 along Kettle Pond Lane and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Follow signed detour to and from eastbound Route 7 along Utterback Store Road, Shallow Creek Drive and Great Passage Boulevard.

Riva Ridge Drive

  • Riva Ridge Drive will remain closed at Route 7 until June 2021.
  • Follow signed detour to and from westbound Route 7 along Kettle Pond Lane and Great Passage Boulevard.
  • Follow signed detour to and from eastbound Route 7 along Utterback Store Road, Shallow Creek Drive and Great Passage Boulevard.

All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

For information on intersection movements at the completion of construction, please see the interactive map on the project website.

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. 

Thanks for Giving Our Crews S P A C E

As work continues along Route 7, our crews are practicing social distancing. If you have questions or concerns about the construction, please give them the space they need to work, and call or email us instead of approaching the work site.

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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