VDOT News - Northern Virginia
April 9, 2020
Route 7 Eastbound Lane Shift in Vienna Begins April 15
Through the Colvin Run and Difficult Run area
Update: The lane shift is now scheduled Thursday, April 16.
VIENNA - Due to weather, the lane shift along eastbound Route 7 between Carpers Farm Way and Serenity Woods Lane previously scheduled for Thursday, April 9 will occur on or about Wednesday, April 15. Drivers will experience a temporary lane shift toward the median of Route 7 to allow crews to minimize lane closures while working in the Colvin Run and Difficult Run area.
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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