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Jeanene Harris 703-259-2420
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Sept. 22, 2015



VDOT INFO MEETING ON ROUTE 7 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS
September 24 at Forestville Elementary School


FAIRFAX—Join the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on Thursday, September 24 for a public information meeting on the Route 7 Corridor Improvements project. The project team will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

The public can stop by between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Forestville Elementary School, 1085 Utterback Store Road, Great Falls, VA 22066.

Stop by to learn about:

  • Ongoing plans to improve 6.9 miles of Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive. Some of the proposed work includes the widening of Route 7 from four to six lanes, intersection improvements, and adding 10-foot-wide shared-use paths on both sides of the road. These improvements will decrease congestion, increase capacity, improve safety, and expand mobility for cyclists and pedestrians – all in conformity with Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • The launch of new custom project website with updated content, additional features, and ability to submit comments. 
  • The latest updates and how the project may impact you and your travel along Route 7.

The $265 million Route 7 Corridor Improvements project is a highly-collaborative initiative that is utilizing innovative and comprehensive solutions to help ease bottlenecks and traffic jams to make it faster, easier and safer to travel through the corridor.

What’s New?

  • Intersection improvements and access management Incorporated into the design.
  • Baron Cameron Road Intersection – Eastbound Route 7 now passes under Baron Cameron Road.
  • Reduced median width in western segment (Phase II) to 28 feet.
  • Reduced the through travel lane width to 11 feet.
  • Preliminary limits of construction.
  • Preliminary locations of retaining walls, proposed Right-of-Way and easements.
  • Preliminary storm-water management ponds and grading limits.
  • Preliminary driveway connections.

The project is scheduled to begin construction in Spring of 2021. The public can join the email list through the website for updates.

Written comments may be given at the meeting. They may also be mailed to Mr. William Dunn, P.E., at the Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 or emailed to ConnectRoute7@VDOT.Virginia.gov.

For more project details, visit www.ConnectRoute7.org.

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