Under Construction: Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway in the Town of Leesburg

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Battlefield Parkway Closure and Detour at Route 7

Battlefield Parkway between Russell Branch Parkway and the Marketplace at Potomac Station shopping center entrance is closed through spring 2021 to allow crews to construct an overpass as part of the new interchange at Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway. Watch a video detailing several detour routes below:

This project is replacing the former traffic signal at Route 7 (East Market Street) and Battlefield Parkway with a grade-separated interchange.

Other improvements include:

  • Removing the signal at Route 7 and Cardinal Park Drive and modifying the intersection.
  • Adding auxiliary lanes on eastbound Route 7 from the Leesburg Bypass to the new Battlefield Parkway interchange, and from the Battlefield Parkway interchange to River Creek Parkway.
  • Constructing a shared-use path along northbound Battlefield Parkway and a sidewalk along southbound Battlefield Parkway.
  • 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 is 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.

Benefits 

The project aims 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 Ten-Month Closure of Battlefield Parkway at Route 7/Traffic Signal Removal - July 2020
Final Completion - Fall 2021

Resources

Contact Info:

Jitender "Jay" Babra
Construction

Sanjeev Suri, P.E., PMP, CCM
Construction

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

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: Under Construction

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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Drainage installation 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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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: July 27, 2020