Route 7 Widening - Rolling Holly Drive to Reston Avenue
|From four to six lanes in Fairfax County|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Approx. $37 million
Fort Myer Construction Corporation
Michael Gleasman, P.E.
Area Construction Engineer
Sr. Project Inspector
46859 Harry Byrd Highway Suite 301 Sterling, VA 20164
(Open during normal business hours)
About the Project
This section of Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) is severely congested in both directions during the morning and evening rush. Widening from and upgrading intersections will help relieve congestion and improve air quality, road operation and safety. In 2011, Route 7 carried 60,000 vehicles per day in this area and by 2034, is expected to carry 87,000 vehicles per day.
The project widens Route 7 from four to six lanes with a raised median and includes:
- A 10-foot-wide shared-use path in both directions
- Lengthened turn lanes
- A new traffic signal at the intersection of Redberry Court and the relocated Woody’s Golf Course entrance
- Improved intersection operation, particularly at Georgetown Pike, Route 7 and Seneca Road
Major utilities are located along this section of Route 7, including a 24-inch gas line, a 12-inch water line, fiber optic communications, telephone lines, and electrical lines. Utility relocation will continue through fall 2013 while the project is also under construction.
The utility owners are continuing to move and relocate their utilities and are on schedule to be complete by the end of the year.
The Contractor has completed the widening for Phase 1 of the project and are currently working on the retaining walls along the eastbound lanes of Route 7. In preparations for the Phase 1A the contractor will implement minor traffic shifts and place barrier along the median removing access to the Sugarland Road crossover. Two lanes of traffic will remain in each direction. Phase 1A entails constructing a retaining wall and new pavement in the median of the east and westbound lanes.
Drivers can expect single-lane closures along Route 7 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (noon Friday). Nighttime lane closures may also be in place 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday-Thursday nights, 10 p.m. Fridays to 9 a.m. Saturdays and 10 p.m. Saturdays to 8 a.m. Sundays.
Notice: This weekend, motorists can expect lane closures and delays on eastbound Route 7 between the Fairfax County Parkway and Reston Avenue on Friday, Jan. 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as crews stripe a new traffic pattern. Minimal delays are expected. See Traffic Alert for details.
State Project: 0007-029-128, P101, R201, C501