Safety improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians along Battlefield Parkway at Route 7 in Leesburg opened Friday, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) said.
Between Russell Branch Parkway/Trailview Boulevard and the Potomac Station Shopping Center entrance, there’s a new 10-foot-wide shared-use path along northbound Battlefield Parkway. Southbound, pedestrians have a new 5-foot-wide sidewalk.
Crosswalks and pedestrian signals have been added to the Battlefield Parkway bridge over Route 7 at all four of the interchange ramps.
At the Battlefield Parkway and Russell Branch Parkway/Trailview Boulevard intersection, there are three new crossings.
VDOT said the $77.3 million Battlefield Parkway project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.