VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Aug. 17, 2021



Eastbound Route 7 Traffic Shift in Vienna Begins Aug. 25
Update: Shifts between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive Postponed to Sept. 8

Update 9/1/21: Due to weather, the traffic shifts on eastbound Route 7 and adjacent side streets between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive have been rescheduled to Sept. 8. 

VIENNA - Starting on or about Wednesday, Aug. 25, drivers on eastbound Route 7 will experience a lane shift to the south (away from the median) between Lewinsville Road and Jarrett Valley Drive and traffic changes at adjacent side streets.

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

Laurel Hill Road and Glenridge Court

  • The service road between Laurel Hill Road and McLean Bible Church (east exit) will be temporarily closed until late 2021.
  • Laurel Hill Road will reopen to traffic at eastbound Route 7.
  • Drivers on westbound Route 7 to Laurel Hill Road and Glenridge Court will U-turn at the Lewinsville Road traffic signal and use eastbound Route 7 to Laurel Hill Road.
  • Drivers on Laurel Hill Road and Glenridge Court to westbound Route 7 will follow eastbound Route 7 to Tyco Road, then U-turn to westbound Route 7. This traffic pattern will be in effect until late 2021.

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. 

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 Virginia 511 app. 

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova.

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