Traffic relief coming to Rt. 7 in Loudoun Co.

ASHBURN, Va. — Some traffic may soon be coming off Route 7 in Loudoun County.

A construction project that will fill in a missing stretch of Russell Branch Parkway will begin after a groundbreaking Wednesday.

The project will fill in a few hundred feet of missing road just east of Ashburn Road and Claiborne Parkway through what is now a small stretch of woods and open space.

The connection will give some drivers a way to avoid congestion at the interchange of Route 7 and Claiborne Parkway.

The stretch of new road is scheduled to open in 2016.

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