VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Mike Murphy
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NR20-106

Nov. 30, 2020



Route 7 Nightly Lane Closures at Battlefield Parkway in Leesburg Dec. 1-4 & 7-11
Temporary stoppages up to 20 minutes each for bridge beam work

LEESBURG – Route 7 (East Market Street) between the Leesburg Bypass (Route 7/Route 15) and River Creek Parkway will have nightly lane closures (weather permitting) Tuesday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 4 and Monday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Dec. 11 in order to install beams for the future Battlefield Parkway overpass, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The lane closures will occur according to the following schedule:

  • Eastbound Route 7 – Tuesday night, Dec. 1 through Thursday night, Dec. 3: Single-lane closures will begin at 9 p.m. and double-lane closures at 10 p.m. Intermittent traffic stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes each will occur between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. All lanes will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound Route 7 – Friday night, Dec. 4: Up to two lanes will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Intermittent traffic stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes each will occur between midnight and 4 a.m. All lanes will reopen to traffic by 9 a.m.
  • Westbound Route 7 – Monday night, Dec. 7 through Thursday night, Dec. 10: Single-lane closures will begin at 9 p.m. and double-lane closures at 10 p.m. Intermittent traffic stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes each will occur between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. All lanes will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m.
  • Westbound Route 7 – Friday night, Dec. 11: Up to two lanes will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Intermittent traffic stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes each will occur between midnight and 4 a.m. All lanes will reopen to traffic by 9 a.m. 

Message boards displaying the lane closure information are in place as part of advance notification to travelers.

The posted speed limit along Route 7 between the Leesburg Bypass and River Creek Parkway has been reduced to 45 miles per hour. Drivers are asked to use caution while traveling through the work zone.

The beam work on the future Battlefield Parkway overpass is part of the Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway project, which includes a new grade-separated interchange. Other project improvements include:

  • Removing the signal at Route 7 and Cardinal Park Drive and modifying the intersection.
  • Adding auxiliary lanes on eastbound Route 7 from the Leesburg Bypass to the Battlefield Parkway interchange, and from the Battlefield Parkway interchange to River Creek Parkway/Crosstrail Boulevard.
  • Constructing a shared-use path along northbound Battlefield Parkway and a sidewalk along southbound Battlefield Parkway. 

The entire project is scheduled to be complete in fall 2021.

Visit virginiadot.org/route7battlefield for more project info.

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

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