VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Jan. 27, 2022
Westbound Route 7 Traffic Shift in Great Falls Begins Feb. 3
Update: Traffic Shift Between Carpers Farm Way and Colvin Forest Drive Postponed to Feb. 8
Update: The traffic shift has been rescheduled to take place on or about Tuesday, Feb. 8
GREAT FALLS - Starting on or about Thursday, Feb. 3, drivers on westbound Route 7 will experience a lane shift to the south (towards the median) between Carpers Farm Way and Colvin Forest Drive as crews continue construction of the pedestrian underpass at Colvin Run Mill Park.
All residences, businesses and other public facilities will remain accessible. Please see the map below for details.
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.
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