VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Dec. 29, 2021



Route 7-George Washington Boulevard Overpass Project Closures in Ashburn Begin Jan. 4
Closures of Richfield Way and one lane of eastbound Russell Branch Parkway rescheduled to Jan. 12


Update: Richfield Way and the eastbound Russell Branch Parkway right lane will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. until the project is completed. At least one lane of Russell Branch Parkway in each direction will remain open at all times.

ASHBURN – Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, weather permitting, Richfield Way from Russell Branch Parkway to the dead end just south of Route 7, and the eastbound Russell Branch Parkway right lane from just before Waverly Court to the Ashburn North Park and Ride Lot will be closed to allow construction of the Route 7/George Washington Boulevard Overpass project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Both closures will be in place for the remainder of project construction, which is scheduled for completion in mid 2024.

Those needing to reach properties along Richfield Way will have access via Russell Branch Parkway, and those needing to reach Waverly Court, the Ashburn North Park and Ride Lot and properties along eastbound Russell Branch Parkway will continue to have access. At least one lane of Russell Branch Parkway in each direction will remain open at all times.
                                   
The Route 7/George Washington Boulevard Overpass project is extending George Washington Boulevard from Research Place south to Russell Branch Parkway via a new bridge over Route 7. The quarter-mile George Washington Boulevard extension will be a four-lane road/bridge with a shared-use path along one side and a sidewalk along the other. The project aims to reduce congestion and improve accessibility and connectivity for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians,

Visit the VDOT project page for more details.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution when traveling in active work zones. Be alert to new traffic patterns and limit distractions.  

You can get real-time traffic, work zone and incident information online at 511virginia.org, via the free mobile 511Virginia app, or by calling 511 in Virginia anywhere anytime.

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