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Oct. 20, 2021



Route 7 Traffic Shifts at Battlefield Parkway in Leesburg Oct. 21-22, 28-29
Route 7 eastbound nighttime traffic shift rescheduled to Oct. 27, eastbound and westbound nighttime milling, paving and striping rescheduled to Nov. 1-12 as part of Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway project

Update: The double lane closures have been rescheduled, weather permitting, as follows:

Eastbound Route 7

  • Wednesday night, Oct. 27 from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.: Final traffic shifts to place eastbound Route 7 in its final configuration within the project limits
  • Tuesday night, Nov. 2 through Thursday night, Nov. 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. each night: Milling, paving and striping
  • Friday night, Nov. 5 from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.: Milling, paving and striping
  • Saturday night, Nov. 6 from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Milling, paving and striping
  • Sunday night, Nov. 7 through Thursday night, Nov. 12 from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. each night: Milling, paving and striping

Westbound Route 7

  • Monday night, Nov. 1 through Thursday night, Nov. 4 from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night: Milling, paving and striping
  • Friday night, Nov. 5 from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.: Milling, paving and striping
  • Saturday night, Nov. 6 from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Milling, paving and striping
  • Sunday night, Nov. 7 through Thursday night, Nov. 12 from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m each night.: Milling, paving and striping

LEESBURG – Nighttime lane closures are scheduled over the next few weeks, weather permitting, on Route 7 (East Market Street) between the Leesburg Bypass (Route 15) and River Creek Parkway/Crosstrail Boulevard for work related to the Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Westbound Route 7

Double lane closures are scheduled nightly along westbound Route 7 between River Creek Parkway/Crosstrail Boulevard and the Leesburg Bypass according to the following schedule:

  • Thursday night, Oct. 21 from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Final traffic shifts to place westbound Route 7 in its final configuration
  • Friday night, Oct. 22 from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.: Final traffic shifts to place westbound Route 7 in its final configuration within the project limits
  • Monday night, Oct. 25 through Thursday night, Oct. 28 from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night: Pavement milling
  • Friday night, Oct. 29 from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.: Pavement milling
  • Monday night, Nov. 1 through Thursday night, Nov. 4 from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night: Paving and striping
  • Friday night, Nov. 5 from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.: Paving and striping

Eastbound Route 7

Double lane closures are scheduled nightly along eastbound Route 7 between the Leesburg Bypass and River Creek Parkway/Crosstrail Boulevard from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. each night according to the following schedule:

  • Thursday night, Oct. 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.: Final traffic shifts to place eastbound Route 7 in its final configuration within the project limits
  • Friday night, Oct. 29 from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.: Final traffic shifts to place eastbound Route 7 in its final configuration within the project limits
  • Monday night, Nov. 1 through Thursday night, Nov. 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. each night: Pavement milling
  • Friday night, Nov. 5 from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.: Pavement milling
  • Monday night, Nov. 8 through Thursday night, Nov. 11 from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. each night: Paving and striping
  • Friday night, Nov. 12 from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.: Paving and striping

At least one lane of eastbound and westbound Route 7 will remain open in each direction at all times.
                    
In June, the new interchange at Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway, including a new auxiliary lane on eastbound Route 7 from the Battlefield Parkway on-ramp to the River Creek Parkway/Crosstrail Boulevard off-ramp opened to traffic. Also, the traffic signal at Route 7 and Cardinal Park Drive was removed and the Route 7/Cardinal Park Drive intersection was converted to a permanent right-in/right-out configuration.

Construction will continue through November to finish the remaining elements of the project, including constructing a shared-use path along northbound Battlefield Parkway, a sidewalk along southbound Battlefield Parkway, pedestrian signals and lighting.

The posted speed limit along Route 7 will continue to be reduced to 45 miles per hour between the Leesburg Bypass and River Creek Parkway until construction is complete. 

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

For the most recent updates and to learn more, visit the VDOT project webpage.

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. 

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova 

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