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

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Note: The eastbound Route 7 left turn lanes at Battlefield Parkway are partially closed through Friday, April 3 for utility work.

This project is replacing the traffic signal at Route 7 (East Market Street) and Battlefield Parkway with a grade-separated interchange.

Other improvements include:

  • Removing the signal at Route 7 and Cardinal Park Drive and modifying the intersection.
  • Adding auxiliary lanes on eastbound Route 7 from the Leesburg Bypass to the new Battlefield Parkway interchange, and from the Battlefield Parkway interchange to River Creek Parkway.
  • Constructing a shared-use path along eastbound Battlefield Parkway and a sidewalk along westbound 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.

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.


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
Final Completion - Fall 2021


Contact Info:

Jitender "Jay" Babra

Sanjeev Suri, P.E., PMP, CCM

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

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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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: March 24, 2020