VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Dec. 16, 2020



Update: Westbound Route 7 Lane Shift in Great Falls Begins Dec. 21
Between Colvin Forest Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue

GREAT FALLS - The lane shift on westbound Route 7 between Colvin Forest Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue previously scheduled for the week of Dec. 14 has been rescheduled for the week of Dec. 21 due to weather. Beginning the week of Dec. 21, drivers on westbound Route 7 will experience a lane shift to the south between Colvin Forest Drive and Baron Cameron Avenue as crews continue to build the improvements along Route 7 that will add a third lane and shared-use paths in each direction.

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. 

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

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

For the latest info on travel conditions and work zones, call 511 from any phone in Virginia, visit 511virginia.org or download the free app for Apple and Android.

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova.

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