A new third left-turn lane is set to open next week from westbound Route 7 to westbound Baron Cameron Avenue.
The addition of the lane is the first of several major improvements planned for the Route 7 Corridor to improve the flow of traffic.
Construction between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive is ongoing. The project will widen the ride from four to six lanes, add shared-use paths and upgrade several intersections between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive.
The speed limit has been reduced to 45 miles per hour in active work zones between Reston Avenue and Delta Glen Court.
Eastbound Route 7 traffic turning right onto westbound Baron Cameron Avenue must yield to oncoming traffic before merging into the through lane.
The new lane will be open to traffic on Monday (August 19).
Map via Virginia Department of Transportation