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April 17, 2020



Route 7 Lane Shifts and Side Street Closures in Vienna and Great Falls Begin May 4
Between Serenity Woods Lane/Faulkner Drive and Towlston Road

FAIRFAX - During the month of May, drivers will experience lane shifts as well as temporary and permanent traffic pattern changes between Faulkner Drive/Serenity Woods Lane and Towlston Road.

Drivers can expect a temporary lane shift to the south, with median closures and full or partial side road closures, beginning on or about Monday, May 4 on eastbound Route 7 and Monday, May 11 on westbound Route 7.

All residences and businesses will remain accessible. Please see maps and descriptions below for details. Changes to the following intersection movements will be in effect:

Faulkner Drive

May 4

  • No left turns from eastbound Route 7 to Faulkner Drive until 2023. Follow detour on Forestville Drive, Fairpine Lane, Trotting Horse Lane and Locust Hill Drive.
  • No left turns from Faulkner Drive to eastbound Route 7 (permanent). Follow detour to eastbound Route 7 on Locust Hill Drive, Trotting Horse Lane, Fairpine Lane and Forestville Drive.

May 11

  • Northbound Faulkner Drive closed between Route 7 and Locust Hill Drive until 2023.
  • From eastbound and westbound Route 7 to Faulkner Drive, follow detour on Forestville Drive, Fairpine Lane, Trotting Horse Lane and Locust Hill Drive.

Serenity Woods Lane

May 4

  • No left turn onto westbound Route 7 (this change is permanent). Drivers are asked to use eastbound Route 7 and U-turn at Beulah Road/Forestville Drive.

Middleton Ridge Road

May 4

  • No left turn onto westbound Route 7 (permanent). Drivers are asked to use eastbound Route 7 and U-turn at Beulah Road/Forestville Drive.
  • No U-turn from eastbound Route 7 to westbound Route 7 (permanent).

Trotting Horse Lane

May 4

  • Median closed. No left turns from eastbound Route 7 to Trotting Horse Lane until 2022. Follow detour to Forestville Drive and Fairpine Lane.
  • No left turns from Trotting Horse Lane to eastbound Route 7 (this change is permanent). Drivers are asked to use Fairpine Lane and Forestville Drive.

May 11

  • Trotting Horse Lane will be closed at Route 7 until 2021. Follow the detour on Forestville Drive and Fairpine Lane.

Wolf Trap Nursery

May 4

  • Median closed permanently. Wolf Trap Nursery entrance is right-in/right-out only.
  • Traffic from the nursery to westbound Route 7 will use eastbound Route 7 and U-turn at Towlston Road.
  • Traffic from westbound Route 7 will make a U-turn at Beulah Road/Forestville Drive to access nursery.

Atwood Road

May 4

  • Median closed until 2023.
  • Atwood Road closed between Route 7 and Robnel Place. Follow detour on Atwood Road and Beulah Road to Route 7.
  • From eastbound and westbound Route 7, follow detour on Beulah Road and Atwood Road.

Stokely Way

May 4

  • Median closed permanently.
  • Southbound Stokely Way closed at Route 7 until 2022.
  • From eastbound and westbound Route 7, follow detour on Beulah Road, Atwood Road and Robnel Place.
  • From Stokely Way to westbound Route 7, follow detour on Robnel Place, Atwood Road and Beulah Road.

Lyons Street

May 4

  • Median closed permanently.
  • No left turn from Lyons Street to eastbound Route 7, or from eastbound Route 7 to Lyons Street. Use Towlston Road and Vernon Drive for access.

May 11

  • Northbound Lyons Street closed at Route 7 until 2023.
  • From Lyons Street to eastbound Route 7, follow detour on Vernon Drive and Towlston Road.
  • From eastbound and westbound Route 7 to Lyons Street, follow detour on Towlston Road and Vernon Drive.

For information on intersection movements at the completion of construction, please see the interactive map on the project website.

Please note crews are only working within the VDOT right of way and where rights have been acquired from property owners (read more).

As a reminder, the Route 7 speed limit has been reduced to 45 miles per hour in active work zones between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive, and Virginia law prohibits the use of handheld cell phones while driving through an active work zone.

Please use caution and be alert to work zone signs, potential flagger or police direction, and watch for traffic shifts. Slow-moving vehicles and equipment may be entering or exiting the road.

You can get Route 7 Corridor Improvements Project updates weekly by visiting the project website

Sign Up for Route 7 Traffic Alerts on Virginia 511

Get alerts about work zones, accidents and other incidents via web, phone, text message or email. Visit 511virginia.org to create and configure your account.

Expected lane closures and other traffic pattern changes associated with the Route 7 Corridor Improvements Project are also posted each week at connectroute7.org

For the latest info on travel conditions and work zones, call 511 from any phone in Virginia, visit 511virginia.org or download the free app for Apple and Android.

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova.

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