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. $34 million
Fort Myer Construction Corporation
Michael Gleasman, P.E.
Area Construction Engineer
46859 Harry Byrd Highway Suite 301 Sterling, VA 20164
(Open during normal business hours)
The project is currently transitioning into the next stage of construction. Phase III of the project moves westbound traffic on Route 7 into part of the ultimate westbound alignment and then eastbound traffic will be moved onto a temporary new alignment.
During Phase III, there will be no access to or from Sugarland Road at Route 7. This is so that the intersection can be reconstructed and improved. Detour signs will be in place to direct local traffic around the closure. Detour Map
Phase III includes installation of new drainage along the eastbound lanes, construction of curb & gutter, a 10-foot shared-use path and the reconstruction of the Route 7/Sugarland Road intersection. Phase III is expected to be completed in late September/early October.
About the Project
This section of Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) is severely congested in both directions during the a.m. and p.m. rush. Widening 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:
- 10-foot-wide shared-use path in both directions
- Lengthened turn lanes
- 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 the project, including a 24-inch gas line, a 12-inch water line, fiber optic communications, telephone and electrical lines. Utility relocation will continue while the project is under construction.
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.
State Project: 0007-029-128, P101, R201, C501