July 18, 2022

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 other intersection, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Learn more.

Weekend Detours at Lewinsville Road Begin July 29 - Aug. 1, 2022

Lewinsville Road and Brook Road to use alternate routes as crews rebuild the intersection

Drivers on Route 7, Lewinsville Road and Brook Road will experience weekend detours from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 29, through 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 while crews continue construction of the new Lewinsville Road intersection. Please see the information below for details. 

Friday, July 29, 7 p.m. to Sunday, July 31, 6 a.m.

  • Lewinsville Road and Brook Road will be closed at Route 7.
  • Drivers will follow the signed detour routes for access between Route 7, Lewinsville Road and Brook Road.

See maps below for details.

Sunday, July 31, 6 a.m. to Monday, Aug. 1, 5 a.m.

  • Access between Route 7 and Brook Road will be restored. 
  • Providence Baptist Church and St. Thomas Episcopal Church will be accessible from Route 7.
  • Lewinsville Road will remain closed approximately 200 feet east of Route 7.
  • Drivers will follow the signed detour routes for access between Route 7 and Lewinsville Road.

See maps below for details.

Additional weekend detours and traffic changes will take place at the Lewinsville Road intersection in the upcoming weeks as crews build the improvements in this area. Traffic alerts will be sent out in advance of subsequent detours in August. 

All residences, businesses and other public facilities will remain accessible via the signed detour routes.

All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

For information on intersection movements at the completion of the construction along Route 7, please see the interactive map on the project website.

Please note crews are only working within the VDOT right of way and where rights have been acquired from property owners (read more).

As a reminder, the Route 7 speed limit has been reduced to 45 miles per hour in active work zones between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive, and Virginia law prohibits the use of handheld cell phones while driving through an active work zone.

Please use caution and be alert to work zone signs, potential flagger or police direction, and watch for traffic shifts. Slow-moving vehicles and equipment may be entering or exiting the road. 


Did You Know?

You can get project updates weekly! Visit the Route 7 website for the latest on work progress and lane closures.

Sign Up for Route 7 Traffic Alerts on Virginia 511
Get alerts about work zones, accidents and other incidents via web, phone, text message or email. Visit 511virginia.org to create and configure your account.

Expected lane closures and other traffic pattern changes associated with the Route 7 Corridor Improvements Project are also posted each week at connectroute7.org.

For the latest info on travel conditions and work zones, call 511 from any phone in Virginia, visit 511virginia.org or download the Virginia 511 app.

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