Eastbound Route 7 will be detoured between River Creek Parkway and Belmont Ridge Road as part of Phase 1 of the Route 7/Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) project.
Fairfax County and the state of Virginia expect to split up to $80 million in additional costs to widen Route 7 between Reston and Tysons over the next six years, easing a bottleneck created by other recent work along the busy corridor.
An additional $40 million is being sought to begin widening a seven-mile stretch of Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive in Fairfax County.
Planners behind an 11-mile bus rapid transit line from the Mark Center in Alexandria to the Spring Hill Metro station in Tysons are preparing to start an engineering study. The report will identify any property that might need to be taken for the project and provide a more detailed cost estimate.
Loudoun County Supervisor Suzanne Volpe made a motion calling on county staff to find out how much it would cost to widen Virginia Route 7 from three lanes to four.
The board is due to approve up to $950,000 to study how the widening of Route 7 between the Beltway and Route 123 will be implemented and how dedicated bus lanes and improved stops will be integrated in the area.
Major changes are coming to a regularly congested part of Virginia Route 7, and to plans to revamp Ashburn-area commutes, if the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approves two recommendations Thursday night.
Westbound traffic on the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Access Road should expect periodic delays overnight this week as crews replace the Route 7 overpass in Tysons Corner.
Commuters along Route 7 could see the end of a years-old bottleneck soon, but it would come at the expense of the only state funding for a major new road project in Loudoun County.
One idea under consideration would establish a bus rapid transit line between the Spring Hill Metro Station in Tysons and the Mark Center in Alexandria. It would connect to the East Falls Church Metro Station and pass through Seven Corners.
A woman was killed outside of Leesburg late Monday night after she rear-ended a backhoe during a freezing rain storm.
A section of busy Route 7 in Fairfax County now has more travel lanes for commuters.
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