Recently Completed: Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway in the Town of Leesburg

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Please note: The project's bicycle and pedestrian improvements opened and the project was completed in November 2021.

This project replaced the former traffic signal at Route 7 (East Market Street) and Battlefield Parkway with a grade-separated interchange that opened to traffic in June 2021.

Other improvements included:

  • Removing the signal at Route 7 and Cardinal Park Drive and modifying the intersection. The signal was removed in June 2021, with Cardinal Park Drive now in a permanent, right-in/right-out configuration at Route 7.
  • Adding auxiliary lanes on eastbound Route 7 from Cardinal Park Drive to the new Battlefield Parkway interchange (opened to traffic in October 2021), and from the Battlefield Parkway interchange to River Creek Parkway/Crosstrail Boulevard (opened to traffic in June 2021). 
  • Constructing a shared-use path along northbound Battlefield Parkway and a sidewalk along southbound Battlefield Parkway. The shared-use path and sidewalk opened in November 2021.
  • Adding a second left turn lane from southbound Battlefield Parkway to Fort Evans Road, and a second left turn lane from northbound River Creek Parkway to Fort Evans Road. The turn lanes opened to traffic in July 2020.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $4 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $7.3 million
Construction - $66 million
Total - $77.3 million

This project was financed with federal, state (including Revenue Sharing), town, Loudoun County and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding.

The Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway intersection averages close to 100,000 vehicles a day based on 2019 data.

Benefits 

The project aimed to relieve congestion, improve safety and enhance mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians along the corridor.

Major Milestones 

Begin Preliminary Engineering - March 2016
Public Information Meeting - May 2017
Design Public Hearing - March 2018
Categorical Exclusion Available - May 2018
Award Design-Build Contract - March 2019
Limited Access Control Public Notice - May 2019
Groundbreaking Ceremony - October 2019
"Pardon Our Dust" Meeting - October 2019
Additional Left-Turn Lanes Open at Battlefield/Fort Evans and River Creek/Fort Evans - July 2020
Begin Battlefield Parkway Closure/Remove Route 7 Traffic Signal - July 2020
Battlefield Parkway Interchange Open to Traffic - June 2021
Route 7/Cardinal Park Drive Traffic Signal Removal - June 2021
Eastbound Route 7 Auxiliary Lane from Battlefield Parkway to River Creek Parkway Open to Traffic - June 2021
Eastbound Route 7 Auxiliary Lane from Cardinal Park Drive to Battlefield Parkway Open to Traffic - October 2021
Battlefield Parkway Bridge Open to Bicyclists and Pedestrians/Battlefield Parkway Shared-Use Path and Sidewalk Open - November 2021
Final Completion - November 2021

Resources

Contact Info:

Sanjeev Suri, P.E., PMP, CCM
Construction
703-259-2232

Jitender "Jay" Babra
Construction
703-259-2944

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Open/Project Completion News Release - November 2021

Summer 2021 Project Fact Sheet - June 2021

Proposed Limited Access Control - May 2019 (Ad)

Limited Access Control Plans

Categorical Exclusion - May 2018

Presentation to Leesburg Town Council - 
June 2017

The Town Council endorsed Alternative 4 (Single Point Urban Interchange) for Battlefield Parkway and Option C-3 for Cardinal Park Drive (Right in/Right Out - Auxiliary Lane).

Previous Meetings >>

Major funding source: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Phase: Recently Completed

UPC: 106573

State ID: 0007-253-109, P101, R201, C501, B601

Federal ID: STP-5A01 (704)

Lat/Long: 39.097038, -77.531676

Locality: Leesburg

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Earthwork on access road from Potomac Station Drive to project-impacted westbound Route 7 properties just west of Battlefield Parkway - March 2020
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Stripping topsoil and grading along eastbound Route 7 just before Battlefield Parkway - March 2020
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Clearing at Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway intersection - January 2020
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Access road just west of Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway intersection - January 2020
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Groundbreaking ceremony - October 2019
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Groundbreaking ceremony - October 2019
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Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway facing westbound - October 2019
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Battlefield Parkway at Route 7 facing westbound - October 2019
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Traffic signal at Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway, pre-construction

Page last modified: Dec. 1, 2021