54°Partly Cloudy

VDOT: Wider Route 7 Now Open

by Karen Goff December 30, 2015 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment

Traffic LightThe Virginia Department of Transportation says the newly built third lanes in each direction on Route 7 from Rolling Holly Drive to Reston Avenue are now open.

The $34 million project to widen the mile-and-a-half stretch of Route 7 also includes shared-use paths, lengthened turn lanes, a new signal at Redberry Court and intersection improvements at Georgetown Pike and Seneca Road. All work is scheduled to be complete in early January.

Drivers can expect some intermittent daytime lane closures as crews work on the project’s final details, says VDOT.

The expanded lanes should alleviate traffic tie-ups from Reston through Great Falls to Sterling.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Q: What do Route 7 and my rear end have in common?

    A: They both got wider in 2015. (I guess that means I need to make the obligatory “New Year’s Diet” resolution.)


Subscribe to our mailing list