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Route 7 Business (East Market Street) STARS Study

Assessing improvements between Plaza Street and the Route 15 Bypass in the Town of Leesburg

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
April 2021

Est Completion Date
Winter 2021/22


$100,000 (Study)

Lengths and Limits
Plaza St to Rt 15 Bypass


Northern Virginia

Robin Youmans, P.E.
Location & Design
Kimberly McCool, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

About the Study

This STARS (Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions) study is assessing potential operational, safety and accessibility improvements for just over half a mile of Route 7 Business (East Market Street) between Plaza Street and the Route 15 Bypass in Leesburg.

The study is assessing existing traffic and safety conditions along Route 7 Business (East Market Street) and congestion that regularly occurs during the morning and evening peak periods. The study team solicited public input regarding corridor priorities during the first round of virtual public involvement that occurred earlier this fall. This feedback is being used to help develop potential operational, safety and accessibility alternatives that will be evaluated and presented during the second round of virtual public involvement planned for later this fall.

Route 7 Business (East Market Street) averages about 36,000 vehicles a day within the study limits based on 2019 data.

Begin Study - April 2021
First Round of Virtual Public Involvement - September-October 2021
Second Round of Virtual Public Involvement - Late Fall 2021
Study Completion - Winter 2021/22


Virtual Public Involvement Town of Leesburg news release - September-October 2021 

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