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Under Construction: Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway in the Town of Leesburg

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Date/Time
Date(s) - October 17, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
John Tolbert Jr. Elementary School


Note: A “pardon our dust” meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School, 691 Potomac Station Drive, Leesburg, VA 20176.

This project is replacing the traffic signal at Route 7 (East Market Street) and Battlefield Parkway with a grade-separated interchange.

Other improvements include:

  • Removing the signal at Route 7 and Cardinal Park Drive and modifying the intersection.
  • Adding auxiliary lanes on eastbound Route 7 from the Leesburg Bypass to the new Battlefield Parkway interchange, and from the Battlefield Parkway interchange to River Creek Parkway.
  • Constructing a shared-use path along eastbound Battlefield Parkway and a sidewalk along westbound Battlefield Parkway.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering – $4 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation – $7.3 million
Construction – $66 million
Total – $77.3 million

This project is financed with federal, state (including Revenue Sharing), town, Loudoun County and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding.

Within the project limits, Route 7 averages 75,000 vehicles a day, Battlefield Parkway averages 14,000 and Cardinal Park Drive averages 6,400.

Benefits

The project aims to relieve congestion, improve safety and enhance mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians along the corridor.

Major Milestones

Begin Preliminary Engineering – March 2016
Public Information Meeting – May 2017
Design Public Hearing – March 2018
Categorical Exclusion Available – May 2018
Award Design-Build Contract – March 2019
Limited Access Control Public Notice – May 2019
“Pardon Our Dust” Meeting – Oct. 17, 2019
Estimated Completion – Fall 2021