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Message from Dep. of Transportation: Route 7/659 Interchange Project - Press Release Notification

8/3/2018

Neighbors
of the 7/659 Interchange Project,


The purpose of this email is to provide you with notice of a press
release that the County intends to issue on Monday, August 6, 2018, to the
public regarding upcoming night work on Route 7 for the subject project.
This notification is in reference to lane and road closures on Route 7 in order
to perform Route 7 mill and pavement operations along with the installation of
storm sewer under Route 7 and is as follows:




Rt.
7 Night Closures Set to Begin August 8 for Work on Rt. 7/659 (Belmont Ridge
Road) Interchange


Loudoun County officials
announce upcoming planned nighttime lanes closures and detours to accommodate
work on the Route 7/659 (Belmont Ridge Road) Interchange Project. The work is
scheduled to begin the night of August 8, 2018, and continue through late October
2018, weather permitting.


During this time, motorists will
be subject to single- and double-lane closures to allow for asphalt mill and
pavement operations. Additionally, road closures and detours to allow for the
installation of storm water crossings on eastbound and westbound Route 7.
Nighttime work will begin as early as 9:00 p.m. for Route 7 eastbound and 10:00
p.m. for Route 7 westbound, including weekends, to allow for longer work
durations. All nighttime work will conclude prior to peak morning traffic as
coordinated and approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation.


Overall project daytime
construction activities will be ongoing through this period including work on
Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road). In advance of nighttime work, electronic
message boards will be posted prior to each planned lane and road closure.


Motorists are encouraged to use
caution in construction zones and along the detour routes throughout the
duration of the project. The Route 7 road closures and detours will be
performed in three phases:


  • Phase
    1 – Eastbound Route 7
    The first phase includes storm water crossings outside the Belmont
    Ridge Road ramps and spurs that are and adjacent to the Goose Creek
    Bridge. The detour will require using the Route 7 eastbound exit onto
    River Creek Parkway, north to Riverside Parkway, east to Belmont Ridge
    Road, and south back onto Route 7 east via the Belmont Ridge Road
    interchange ramp. The duration of phase 1 is expected to be approximately
    one and a half weeks.
  • Phase
    2 – Eastbound Route 7

The second phase includes storm
water crossings that will be completed concurrently and are inside the Belmont
Ridge Road ramps and spurs. Therefore, the detour will use the Route 7
eastbound exit onto Belmont Ridge Road, south to the intersection of future
Russell Branch Parkway where traffic will make a U-turn onto Belmont Ridge
Road, north and back onto Route 7 eastbound via the interchange
spur. Follow law enforcement direction at the Russell Branch Parkway where
traffic will make a U-turn onto Belmont Ridge Road. The duration of phase
2 is expected to be approximately three weeks.


  • Phase
    3 – Westbound Route 7

During installation of the
three storm water crossings under Route 7 westbound, the detour will use the
Route 7 westbound exit onto Belmont Ridge Road, north to Riverside Parkway,
west to River Creek Parkway, south and back onto Route 7 west via the River
Creek interchange spur. The duration of phase 3 to be approximately three
and a half weeks.



More information, including maps of the planned lane closures and detour
routes, is online at www.loudoun.gov/route7-659.



Questions about the project can be emailed to the Loudoun County Department of
Transportation & Capital Infrastructure at route7-659@loudoun.gov.

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Please
advise your constituent accordingly. Should you have any questions or
concerns, please feel free to contact me via email at don.bredice@loudoun.govor via phone at 571-510-2577.


Thanks,

Don F. Bredice

Construction
Manager


Department
of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure, MSC #64


101
Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 102


PO
Box 7500


Leesburg,
VA 20177-7500


703-737-8298
Office


571-510-2577
Cell


Don.Bredice@loudoun.gov


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