VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Mike Murphy 703-638-8547


Nov. 30, 2021

Route 7-George Washington Boulevard Overpass Construction Underway in Ashburn
George Washington Boulevard extension via new bridge over Route 7 scheduled for mid 2024 completion

ASHBURN – Work is underway to extend George Washington Boulevard (Route 1050) from Research Place south to Russell Branch Parkway via a new bridge over Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) to reduce congestion and improve accessibility for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The quarter-mile George Washington Boulevard extension will be a four-lane road/bridge with a shared-use path along one side and a sidewalk along the other. 

Within the project limits, George Washington Boulevard averages 12,000 vehicles a day and Route 7 averages 93,000 based on 2019 data.

The $30.6 million project is financed with federal, state and Loudoun County funding. The project is scheduled for completion in mid 2024.         

During construction, some day and overnight lane closures along Route 7 may be scheduled at the overpass construction site between Loudoun County Parkway (Route 607) and Route 28 (Sully Road). 

There also may be some traffic impacts in the area of George Washington Boulevard and Research Place, as well as in the area of Russell Branch Parkway and Waverly Court. At least one lane in each direction of these roads will remain open at all times. 

For the most recent updates and to learn more, visit the VDOT project webpage.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution when traveling in active work zones. Be alert to new traffic patterns, limit distractions and follow detour route signage.  

You can get real-time traffic, work zone and incident information online at 511virginia.org, via the free mobile 511Virginia app, or by calling 511 in Virginia anywhere anytime.
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