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.