Along about seven miles of Route 7, we're adding a third lane and shared-use paths in each direction, building a pedestrian underpass to access Colvin Run Mill Park, replacing and raising the bridge over Difficult Run, and making many intersection, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Learn more.
Construction and Design Updates
In January, crews continued construction activities along the corridor:
Articulated block sections are placed in the new Colvin Run stream channel.
In the upcoming months, the crews will be working on several key elements of the improvements along Route 7:
Removal of the old eastbound Route 7 bridge over Difficult Run will commence. A higher, longer bridge will be constructed as part of the Route 7 project and will facilitate the flow of Difficult Run underneath the bridge.
Colvin Run will be diverted to the new stream channel between Carpers Farm Way and the Difficult Run bridge. Small weirs placed in a staggered pattern along the stream bed will encourage a meandering flow pattern and the growth of vegetation within the stream channel.
Crews will continue the construction of a new pedestrian tunnel underneath Route 7 that will connect the north and south sections of Colvin Run Mill Park and provide improved access to the park's resources.
Construction activities along Route 7 will be ongoing through the winter months, and additional traffic changes will occur. Please see the project website for information on upcoming lane shifts and other roadway impacts.
As a reminder, please refrain from walking through work areas with equipment, materials and ongoing construction activities. If you have questions regarding work areas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 833-777-7411.
Click herefor the latest updates on the Washington Gas work that is ongoing along Route 7. For more information on the Washington Gas work, please contact Jeff Hicks,email@example.com.
Thanks for Giving Our Crews S P A C E
Our crews are continuing to practice social distancing. If you have questions or concerns about the construction, please give them the space they need to work, and call or email us instead of approaching the work site.
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