Under Construction: Route 7/George Washington Boulevard Overpass in Loudoun County

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Please note: Richfield Way from Russell Branch Parkway to the dead end just south of Route 7, and the eastbound Russell Branch Parkway right lane from just before Waverly Court to the Ashburn North Park and Ride Lot are closed until the project is completed. At least one lane of Russell Branch Parkway in each direction will remain open at all times.

This project is extending George Washington Boulevard (Route 1050) from Research Place south to Russell Branch Pkwy via a new bridge over Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway).

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 9,300 vehicles a day and Route 7 averages 134,000.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $2.9 million
Right of Way - $7.4 million
Construction - $18.7 million
Total - $29 million

This project is financed with federal, state and Loudoun County funding.


This project aims to improve operations on Route 7, reduce congestion at the Route 7 interchanges with Loudoun County Parkway and Ashburn Village Boulevard, and improve accessibility for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians by connecting parallel roads to Route 7 (Riverside Parkway and George Washington Boulevard) with parallel roads to Route 28 (Russell Branch Parkway and Pacific Boulevard). The project also aims to improve access to the George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus and the Strayer University Loudoun Campus.

Major Milestones 

Design Public Hearing - December 2016
Design Approval - August 2017
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - August 2018
Begin Utility Relocation - May 2019
Advertise for Construction - June 2021
Award Construction Contract - September 2021
Begin Construction - November 2021
Close Richfield Way and Eastbound Russell Branch Parkway Right Lane - January 2022
Groundbreaking Ceremony - January 2022
Final Completion - Mid-2024


Contact Info:

Kevin Dellinger

Mehrdad Naderi, P.E.

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

Groundbreaking Ceremony News Release - January 2022

Construction Start News Release - November 2021

Design Approval Memorandum - August 2017

Environmental Assessment - November 2016

Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 105584

State ID: 0007-053-086, P101, R201, C501, B668

Federal ID: STP-5A01 (615), STP-5A01 (940)

Lat/Long: 39.051455, -77.439961

Locality: Loudoun

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