VDOT News - Northern Virginia
June 14, 2021
UPDATE: Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail Temporary Closure in Great Falls June 28 - July 16, 2021
Between Mile Markers 3.2 and 3.8 in Difficult Run Stream Valley Park
GREAT FALLS - The temporary closure of the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail previously scheduled to begin on Monday, June 21 has been rescheduled. Starting on Monday, June 28 and continuing through July 16, 2021, the trail will be closed between mile markers 3.2 and 3.8 in the Difficult Run Stream Valley Park north of Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) while crews perform maintenance on the Potomac Interceptor sanitary sewer. Signs and barricades will be in place to alert the public.
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.
Effective Jan. 1, 2021, it is illegal to hold a handheld personal communications device (e.g., your smartphone) while driving a moving motor vehicle on Virginia highways. Click here for more information, including details on the five exceptions to this law.
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 for the latest on work progress and lane closures.
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.
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