Traffic blog: Night work on the Leesburg bypass, repaving Georgetown Pike

Amy Freedman, wtop.com

WASHINGTON — In Leesburg, Virginia on the route 7/15 bypass underneath the Sycolin Road Bridge overpass, crews will begin one week of overnight work starting Monday, Aug. 4. Lane closures are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. each night and run until 5 a.m. each day with the work on Saturday morning expected to run a bit longer.

As rush hours trend toward starting earlier and ending later, the 7 p.m. start time could pose a problem to drivers on a road that already tends to be quite congested in the evening.

In addition the “Scenic Highway” that will connect you with Route 7 and points west, the Georgetown Pike will undergo a paving operation beginning Sunday, Aug. 10.

While the work is scheduled primarily in the overnight hours, this could cause traffic issues especially on Fridays when a start time of 9 p.m. is still relatively early. The project hours are Sundays through Thursdays between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. and Fridays at 9 p.m. into Saturdays at 9 a.m.

VDOT estimates the project to run approximately two months and asks that you consider alternate routes during project hours. Remember that all work zones are weather permitting.

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