VDOT News - Northern Virginia





Jan. 21, 2021

Route 7 Traffic Changes in Great Falls Begin Week of Jan. 25
Between Serenity Woods Lane/Faulkner Drive and Beulah Road/Forestville Drive

GREAT FALLS - On or about Monday, Jan. 25, drivers will experience temporary traffic changes between Serenity Woods Lane/Faulkner Drive and Beulah Road/Forestville Drive. Please see maps and descriptions below for details:

Serenity Woods Lane/Faulkner Drive

  • 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 U-turns from eastbound Route 7 to westbound Route 7 at Serenity Woods Lane/Faulkner Drive.

Trotting Horse Lane

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

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.

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, it is illegal to hold a handheld personal communications device (e.g., your smartphone) while driving a moving motor vehicle on Virginia highways. Click here for more information, including details on the five exceptions to this law.

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. All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

Thanks for Giving Our Crews S P A C E

As work continues along Route 7, our crews are practicing social distancing. If you have questions or concerns about the construction, please give them the space they need to work, and call or email us instead of approaching the work site.

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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Page last modified: Jan. 22, 2021