Le-Ha Anderson, Dominion Virginia Power 703-591-1201 (media only)


July 26, 2010

Expect 15-minute stops Aug. 3-6

LEESBURG, Va. – From August 3-6, motorists can expect periodic daytime traffic stops for up to 15 minutes on the Route 7 Bypass just west of the Route 15 interchange in Leesburg, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.  All lanes of traffic in both directions will be stopped while Dominion Virginia Power crews pull wires across roadways for construction of its new power line.

The periodic stops will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 3-5) between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Message boards will alert motorists to the stops and VDOT and Virginia State Police will monitor traffic volumes before stopping traffic.

Dominion Virginia Power is building a 12-mile, high-voltage power line from a new substation northwest of Hamilton, near the intersection of Berlin Turnpike and Route 7, to a substation off Cochran Mill Road east of Leesburg.  The work requires crews to string electric lines along about nine miles of VDOT roads, crossing them a total of 15 times.  Periodic traffic stops will continue through mid-September.

Route 7 carries about 38,000 vehicles a day near Hamilton and 72,000 vehicles a day through Leesburg.

The work is being done under a permit by VDOT.  For more information about Dominion’s project and for updates on traffic stops, visit and enter “Pleasant View” in the search bar. 

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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