Under Construction: Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway in the Town of Leesburg

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Please note: Westbound Route 7 (East Market Street) between River Creek Parkway/Crosstrail Boulevard and Battlefield Parkway will have nightly double lane closures and overnight traffic stoppages, weather permitting, Thursday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 24 to remove and replace overhead signs.

Drivers can expect nighttime lane closures on Battlefield Parkway and Route 7 Sundays through Thursdays between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night for paving, striping and traffic signal loop work, read more in the Town of Leesburg news release.

The posted work zone speed limit along Route 7 between the Leesburg Bypass and River Creek Parkway/Crosstrail Boulevard is 45 miles per hour.

This project replaced the former traffic signal at Route 7 (East Market Street) and Battlefield Parkway with a grade-separated interchange that opened to traffic in June 2021.

Other improvements include:

  • Removing the signal at Route 7 and Cardinal Park Drive and modifying the intersection. The signal was removed in June 2021, with Cardinal Park Drive now in a permanent, right-in/right-out configuration at Route 7.
  • Adding auxiliary lanes on eastbound Route 7 from Cardinal Park Drive to the new Battlefield Parkway interchange, and from the Battlefield Parkway interchange to River Creek Parkway/Crosstrail Boulevard. The latter auxiliary lane opened to traffic in June 2021.
  • Constructing a shared-use path along northbound Battlefield Parkway and a sidewalk along southbound Battlefield Parkway.
  • Adding a second left turn lane from southbound Battlefield Parkway to Fort Evans Road, and a second left turn lane from northbound River Creek Parkway to Fort Evans Road. The turn lanes opened to traffic in July 2020.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $4 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $7.3 million
Construction - $66 million
Total - $77.3 million

This project is financed with federal, state (including Revenue Sharing), town, Loudoun County and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding.

The Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway intersection averages close to 100,000 vehicles a day.

Benefits 

The project aims to relieve congestion, improve safety and enhance mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians along the corridor.

Major Milestones 

Begin Preliminary Engineering - March 2016
Public Information Meeting - May 2017
Design Public Hearing - March 2018
Categorical Exclusion Available - May 2018
Award Design-Build Contract - March 2019
Limited Access Control Public Notice - May 2019
Groundbreaking Ceremony - October 2019
"Pardon Our Dust" Meeting - October 2019
Additional Left-Turn Lanes Open at Battlefield/Fort Evans and River Creek/Fort Evans - July 2020
Begin Battlefield Parkway Closure/Remove Route 7 Traffic Signal - July 2020
Battlefield Parkway Interchange Open to Traffic - June 2021
Route 7/Cardinal Park Drive Traffic Signal Removal - June 2021
Eastbound Route 7 Auxiliary Lane from Battlefield Parkway to River Creek Parkway Open to Traffic - June 2021
Battlefield Parkway Bridge Open to Bicyclists and Pedestrians - Mid Fall 2021
Final Completion
 - Late Fall 2021

Resources

Contact Info:

Sanjeev Suri, P.E., PMP, CCM
Construction
703-259-2232

Jitender "Jay" Babra
Construction
703-259-2944

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

Summer 2021 Project Fact Sheet - June 2021

Proposed Limited Access Control - May 2019 (Ad)

Limited Access Control Plans

Categorical Exclusion - May 2018

Presentation to Leesburg Town Council - June 2017
The Town Council endorsed Alternative 4 (Single Point Urban Interchange) for Battlefield Parkway and Option C-3 for Cardinal Park Drive (Right in/Right Out - Auxiliary Lane).

Previous Meetings >>

Major funding source: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 106573

State ID: 0007-253-109, P101, R201, C501, B601

Federal ID: STP-5A01 (704)

Lat/Long: 39.097038, -77.531676

Locality: Leesburg

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Earthwork on access road from Potomac Station Drive to project-impacted westbound Route 7 properties just west of Battlefield Parkway - March 2020
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Stripping topsoil and grading along eastbound Route 7 just before Battlefield Parkway - March 2020
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Drainage installation on access road from Potomac Station Drive to project-impacted westbound Route 7 properties just west of Battlefield Parkway - March 2020
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Clearing at Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway intersection - January 2020
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Access road just west of Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway intersection - January 2020
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Groundbreaking ceremony - October 2019
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Groundbreaking ceremony - October 2019
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Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway facing westbound - October 2019
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Battlefield Parkway at Route 7 facing westbound - October 2019
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Traffic signal at Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway, pre-construction

Page last modified: Sept. 21, 2021