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In Design

Route 7 and Chestnut Street Median Closure

Safety and operational improvements in Fairfax County

Project at a Glance
In Design


Lengths and Limits
Just west of Chestnut St to Haycock Rd


Northern Virginia

Anwar Ansari, P.E.
Traffic Engineering

Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Note: The start of construction has been postponed to study proposed restrictions on left turns from westbound Route 7 to Chestnut Street during weekday peak afternoon/evening traffic hours. The study results will be considered in determining whether to move forward with the full median closure. 

About the Project

This project would close the median at Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) and Chestnut Street to improve safety by eliminating left turn crashes, and extend the left turn lane from eastbound Route 7 to Haycock Road (Route 703) to improve operations.

This project is being financed with federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds.

Route 7 in the project area averages 31,000 vehicles per day, Chestnut Street averages just under 1,000 vehicles per day and Haycock Road averages 10,000 vehicles per day.

Public Hearing - October 2018
Begin Construction - To be determined pending outcome of turn restriction study

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $75,000
Construction - $311,000
Total - $386,000

Project Numbers
State: 0007-029-370, P101, M501
UPC: 111549
Federal: HSIP-5A01 (878), HSIP-5A01 (961) 


Public Hearing - October 2018 (Ad)

Meeting Materials and Displays

Project Numbers
State: 0007-029-370, P101, M501
UPC: 111549
Federal: HSIP-5A01 (878), HSIP-5A01 (961) 

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